North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 15 additional cases across the district: 6-Holt, 3-Pierce, 3-Knox, 2-Antelope, 1-Rock.

Due to the influx in cases and resources and time needed to contact cases and ensure close contacts are notified, there has been a gap created in completing recovery contacts. NCDHD reaches out to each positive case before reporting the case as recovered. NCDHD is working diligently to close the gap on active cases as quickly as possible. To increase transparency with the nine-county district we serve, NCDHD will begin to report a total number of new cases received in the last 14 days to help community members understand an estimate of active cases. For 10/14, the NCDHD region has added 322 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

Case count update as of 10/14/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1042 Total Cases (TC), 460 Recoveries (R), 18 Deaths (D), and 322 total cases reported in the last 14 days. 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: 140, R:43, D: 1     

Boyd: TC: 44, R: 12                       

Brown: TC: 70, R: 19, D: 2           

Cherry: TC: 100, R: 58, D:4          

Holt: TC: 199, R: 48, D: 2

Keya Paha: TC: 6, R: 2

Knox: TC: 255, R: 142, D: 1

Pierce: TC: 159, R: 91, D:8

Rock: TC: 69, R:45

The district remains in the yellow risk dial, moving from 1.80 to 1.90 overall. Cherry County remains the same as last week at 1.60. Only Holt County moved to the orange risk dial level at 2.10, moving up from 1.90 from the previous week.