North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 17 additional positive COVID-19 cases in the district. 13 cases are due to direct exposures with positive cases: one in Antelope, one in Cherry, one in Holt, eight in Knox, one in Pierce, and one in Rock counties. All close contacts with direct exposures have been identified and asked to quarantine.

Four additional cases are due to community spread, one in Antelope, two in Holt, and one in Knox Counties. Community spread is present in several counties in the district, and as a district, residents should assume it is present in our communities. Please wear a mask in public when social distancing is difficult and practice good hand washing and social distancing.

Case count update as of 8/24/2020 at 3:00 PM: 194 Total Cases (TC), 100 Recoveries (R), and 4 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: 25, R: 18, D: 1 

Boyd: TC: 10, R: 5 

Brown: TC: 5, R: 0 

Cherry: TC: 12, R: 5, D:1 

Holt: TC: 19, R: 14

Keya Paha: TC: 0

Knox: TC: 59, R: 37

Pierce: TC: 57, R: 18, D:2

Rock: TC: 7, R: 3