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26 New Cases Reported in the Panhandle and a Seventh Death

26 new cases of Covid-19; 26 new recoveries
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Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 9:06 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) -

Press release- "We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of a Scotts Bluff County male in his 80s with underlying health conditions. We must continue all increased prevention to guard our most vulnerable populations,” shared Paulette Schnell, Scotts Bluff County Health Department Director.

Unified Command confirms 26 more cases of COVID in the Panhandle since last reporting on Thursday, September 10. The investigations are underway, all close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored for symptoms by public health officials.

Children 19 and under: 3

Dawes 1 Community Spread

Morrill 1 Community Spread

Scotts Bluff 1 Close Contact

Adults: 23

Box Butte 2 Close Contact

Box Butte 3 Community Spread

Box Butte 2 Unknown

Cheyenne 2 Community Spread

Dawes 2 Community Spread

Dawes 2 Unknown

Morrill 3 Community Spread

Morrill 2 Close Contact

Scotts Bluff 2 Close Contact

Scotts Bluff 2 Community Spread

Sheridan 2 Community Spread

Unified Command confirms 26 more recoveries in the Panhandle:

Recovered: 26

Box Butte 1

Cheyenne 2

Dawes 8

Morrill 1

Scotts Bluff 10

Sheridan 3

Sioux 1

March 2-September 14, 2020

  • Total Tests Conducted: 13,199
  • Positive: 756
  • Cumulative Positivity Rate: 5.7%
  • Recovered: 666
  • Active Cases: 83
  • Deaths: 7
  • Active Hospitalizations: 6
  • Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 76

Testing information and access for the Panhandle area:

  • You can sign up for the following free testing at Testnebraska.com or 402-207-9377:
  • Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance: Monday-Friday, 9-10am
    • Ambulance Bay on the east side of the emergency department, watch for the green arrows
  • Chadron Community Hospital: Mondays & Fridays, 7-9am
    • Collections are at 821 Morehead Street (Old Hospital ER Entrance next to Wilson Park)
    • Other testing opportunities for symptomatic patients may be available through the hospital as ordered by your Primary Care Practitioner, call the hospital at 747-2466 with questions.
  • Gordon Memorial Hospital: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-4pm
  • Regional West Health Services in Scottsbluff: Mondays & Fridays, Noon-4pm; Wednesdays, 2-6pm
  • Sidney Regional Medical Center: Tuesdays & Thursday, 7-9am
  • Community Action Health Center in Gering: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 7-8am
  • Testing is free, sign up at https://tinyurl.com/yydxr5mc
  • Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport: Daily
  • Call 308-262-1616 for testing, same day results
  • Contact your local hospital or clinic for information on testing access.

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