North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. 4 cases are in Cherry County, 2 cases are in Knox County, and 11 cases are in Pierce County. All cases have been contacted and all close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine. Residents in these counties should assume that COVID-19 is present in their community and continue to take precautions and follow guidance issued by NCDHD, schools, and the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

NCDHD has reported 50 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last Monday. NCDHD would like to continue to encourage all district residents to social distance, wear a mask in public when social distancing is difficult, continue to wash hands frequently and follow quarantine or isolation instructions if they are given to you.

Case count update as of 8/17/2020 at 3:00 PM: 158 Total Cases (TC), 88 Recoveries (R), and 2 Deaths (D). A reminder that Total Case (TC) numbers are represented first, and of those total cases the number of Recovered (R) persons is represented second, and total case related Deaths (D) is represented third.

Antelope: TC: 22, R: 17, D: 1           

Boyd: TC: 8, R: 2                                

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0                             

Cherry: TC: 10, R: 5                           

Holt: TC: 15, R: 9

Keya Paha: TC:  0

Knox: TC: 45, R: 35

Pierce: TC: 49, R: 17, D:1

Rock: TC: 4, R: 3