North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 94 cases in the district since the last reporting on 11/23: 15-Antelope; 6-Boyd; 8-Brown; 10-Cherry; 10-Holt; 2-Keya Paha; 31-Knox; 7-Pierce; 5-Rock.

NCDHD is pleased to report 84 additional recoveries: 9-Antelope; 5-Boyd; 5-Brown; 7-Cherry; 31-Holt; 1-Keya Paha; 13-Knox; 11-Pierce; 2-Rock.

NCDHD staff will be enjoying Thanksgiving in the comfort of their own homes, so the physical office will be closed November 26 and 27. Case count numbers will not be reported on Thursday the 26th. NCDHD wishes its district a happy and health Thanksgiving.

NCDHD has expanded its COVID-19 testing capacities to include a 15-minute rapid test, in addition to the gold standard PCR test already offered. The rapid test is only offered to individuals who are currently exhibiting symptoms associated with COVID.

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. NCDHD will not host testing on Tuesday, November 24th or Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Bassett: Tuesdays from 1p-3p at the Rock County Fair Grounds.

Pre-registration for testing at is highly encouraged, but not required.

The last patient will be scheduled 15 minutes before the scheduled end of the clinic.

Cherry County Hospital is offering Test Nebraska COVID clinics Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Testing will not be conducted this Friday, November 27th. Testing is in the north parking lot of the Valentine United Methodist Church, located at 804 E. 5th St. Valentine, NE. Rapid tests are not offered at this TestNE site. Pre-registration is strongly recommended, though not required.

Case count update as of 11/25/2020 at 4:00 PM: 2,666 Total Cases (TC), 1,061 Recoveries (R), 34 Deaths (D), and 578 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: 350, R:136, D: 1

Boyd: TC: 134, R: 46; D:2

Brown: TC: 181, R: 73, D: 3

Cherry: TC: 273, R: 103, D:5

Holt: TC: 551, R: 209, D: 8

Keya Paha: TC: 19, R: 6

Knox: TC: 564, R: 265, D: 1

Pierce: TC: 491, R: 151, D:13

Rock: TC: 103, R:72; D: 1