North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 42 additional cases across the district: 2-Cherry, 17-Holt, 4-Boyd, 7-Knox, 4-Pierce, 7-Antelope, 1- Brown.

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 10/22, the NCDHD region has added 327 new positive COVID-19 cases in the past 14 days.

NCDHD will be hosting the following upcoming drive-through public influenza vaccine clinics throughout the district next week:

Monday, October 26th – 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Rock County Fair Grounds
Tuesday, October 27th – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
Wednesday, October 28th – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Niobrara Public School parking lot
Thursday, October 29th – 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM NCDHD enter the alley from the East
NCDHD would like to remind those who are attending the drive-through clinics to please remain in your vehicle when arriving and follow the instructions on the signs. To fast track the clinic process, complete the vaccination form online prior to arrival and have a copy of your insurance card with you. If unable to complete vaccination form prior to the clinic NCDHD will have hard copies available and will be making copies of insurance cards as needed. Check our influenza vaccine clinic calendar on the VAX4LIFE page on our website for clinics that may be coming to communities near you.

Case count update as of 10/22/2020 at 5:00 PM: 1251 Total Cases (TC), 542 Recoveries (R), 20 Deaths (D), and 327 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: 162, R:55, D: 1 

Boyd: TC: 54, R: 16 

Brown: TC: 77, R: 30, D: 2 

Cherry: TC: 112, R: 75, D:5 

Holt: TC: 275, R: 57, D: 3

Keya Paha: TC: 7, R: 2

Knox: TC: 287, R: 155, D: 1

Pierce: TC: 202, R: 98, D:8

Rock: TC: 75, R:54