North Central District Health Department (NCDHD) has been made aware of 9 new COVID-19 cases in the district since last reporting period on 2/15/2021: 0-Antelope, 0-Boyd, 1- Brown, 2-Cherry, 2-Holt, 0-Keya Paha, 2-Knox, 2-Pierce, 0-Rock.

NCDHD reports 245 recoveries since the last reporting period on 2/11/2021: 41-Antelope, 13-Boyd, 16-Brown, 34-Cherry, 38-Holt, 5-Keya Paha, 65-Knox, 25-Pierce, 8-Rock.

NCDHD is focusing on 65+ and tier 1 of the 1B community partners. This includes first responders, utilities, homeless shelter, corrections staff, and educators. An update of the district vaccinations administered can be found here below:

• 8,657 vaccinations administered

• 6,173 1st dose in series administered

• 2,484 2nd dose in series administered

• 6.92% of the population 16 and older completing vaccination series

For assistance completing the survey, please call the following agencies in your area: Elgin Public Library, Elgin Senior Center, Neligh Public Library, Neligh Senior Center, Ainsworth Public Library, Ainsworth Senior Center, Boyd County Senior Center, Valentine Public Library, Valentine Senior Center, Stuart Township Library, Atkinson Public Library, Atkinson Senior Center, O’Neill Chamber of Commerce, Bloomfield Public Library, Creighton Public Library, Eastern Township Library, Lied Lincoln Township Library, Verdigre Public Library, Crofton Senior Center, Osmond General Hospital, Osmond Library, Plainview Library, Plainview Senior Center, Pierce Public Library, Pierce Senior Center, Rock County Public Library, and Rock County Senior Center.

NCDHD would like to reiterate to the district that public health preventative measures have not changed though the state has moved into the DHM “Green” phasing. NCDHD still encourages district residents to continue to wear your mask in public places or where social distancing is difficult as well as practice social distancing while out in public.

Case count update as of 02/18/2021 at 4:00 PM: 4,225 Total Cases (TC), 2,973 Recoveries (R), 72 Deaths (D), and 44 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: 543, R: 375, D:7

Boyd: TC: 184, R:143, D:3

Brown: TC 273, R: 209, D:4

Cherry: TC: 407, R: 304, D:7

Holt: TC: 828, R: 593, D: 15

Keya Paha: TC: 46, R: 23, D: 0

Knox: TC: 1,100, R: 716, D: 13

Pierce: TC: 695, R: 496, D: 21

Rock: TC: 149, R: 114, D:2