The North Central District Health Department confirmed five additional COVID-19 cases Monday in the nine-county district. Four confirmed cases are in Knox County. Through case investigations it was determined that all four people were exposed to COVID-19 outside of the NCDHD district.
One additional case was confirmed in Pierce County. Through case investigation it was determined the person contracted the illness through direct exposure to a positive case. All five people are currently in isolation and all close contacts have been asked to quarantine. NCDHD reported four additional recoveries within the district, with two people recovering in Knox County, and one each in Holt and Rock counties. As of Monday afternoon, there have been 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the district, with 39 of those having deemed to have recovered and one death linked to the virus. Half of the cases are in Knox County, with nine each in Pierce and Antelope counties. There have been no confirmed cases in Brown or Keya Paha counties. 3 cases total in Cherry County with two active cases. There have been no new cases reported in Todd County. They have 7 active cases at this time.