North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 176 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/5: 22-Antelope; 4-Boyd; 5-Brown; 21-Cherry; 30-Holt; 0-Keya Paha; 67-Knox; 25-Pierce; 2-Rock. Note, the Knox County numbers include Santee Reservation case counts.

NCDHD has regretfully been informed of three COVID-19 deaths in the district. Two Boyd County males in their 70s and 80s and one Holt County female in her 80s. The NCDHD staff and administration send their sincerest condolences to the families during this time.

NCDHD is expanding its COVID-19 testing capacities to include the 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test will be offered only to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID. Please note the change in testing locations and times.

All testing is offered free of charge at the below locations:

  • O’Neill: Monday- Thursday from 8:30a-10:30a in the north parking lot of the O’Neill Armory. The armory is located at the corner of 4th and Hynes Ave.
  • Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.
  • Pre-registration for testing at is highly encouraged, but not required.

The Cherry County Hospital is hosting a Test Nebraska COVID clinic on Wednesday, November 11th from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing location will be on the north side of Cherry County Clinic in Valentine, NE. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

Case count update as of 11/9/2020 at 4:00 PM: 1943 Total Cases (TC), 761 Recoveries (R), 30 Deaths (D), and 575 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: 242, R:96, D: 1
Boyd: TC: 84, R: 34; D:2
Brown: TC: 103, R: 52, D: 2
Cherry: TC: 196, R: 90, D:5
Holt: TC: 433, R: 109, D: 6
Keya Paha: TC: 8, R: 2
Knox: TC: 446, R: 196, D: 1
Pierce: TC: 347, R: 117, D:11
Rock: TC: 84, R:65