Jun 27, 2020 1:00 PM

12 more cases announced, Panhandle total 279, active 106, recovered 170

Posted Jun 27, 2020 1:00 PM

By PPHD

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Unified Command confirms twelve more cases of COVID-19 in the Panhandle:

Close contact and exposure are defined as at least 15 minutes, less than six feet apart. There are no community exposure sites identified. The investigations are underway, all close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored twice daily for fever and respiratory symptoms by public health officials.

Four cases have been deemed recovered, one in Cheyenne County, one in Dawes County, and two in Sioux County, bringing the total recoveries to 170.

March 2-June 26, 2020

Total Tests Conducted: 5,172

Positive: 279

Cumulative Positivity Rate: 5.3%

Recovered: 170

Active Cases: 106

Active Hospitalizations: 6

Total Cumulative Hospitalizations: 33

Deaths: 3

• Banner County: 1 case (recovered)

• Box Butte County: 3 cases (recovered)

• Cheyenne County: 19 cases (6 active, 13 recovered)

• Dawes County: 2 cases (recovered)

• Garden County: 4 cases (recovered)

• Kimball County: 11 cases (1 active, 10 recovered)

• Morrill County: 25 cases (14 active, 11 recovered)

• Scotts Bluff County: 206 cases (79 active, 124 recovered, 3 deaths)

• Sheridan County: 2 cases (active)

• Sioux County: 6 cases (4 active, 2 recovered)

Panhandle Public Health District, Region 21, 22, and 23 Emergency Management, and Scotts Bluff County Health Department are working as a unified command on this evolving situation. Essential updates will be regularly communicated to the public and community partners.

For the most up to date information from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for all who live, learn, work, and play in the Panhandle. Our vision is that we are a healthier and safer Panhandle Community. Visit our website www.pphd.org.