Since Tuesday, the LBPHD reported on Facebook that seven new cases have been reported. The new cases are in Custer (5), Valley (1) and Sherman (1) counties.
The post states: “The Valley County case is due to community spread. The Sherman County case is from direct contact to a known positive. The Custer County cases are from direct contact to a known positive (2) and three deemed to be community spread. All identified close contacts have been asked to quarantine.”
In addition, the health department reported a death in Howard County, which marks the ninth COVID-19 related death within the district. LBPHD reports the person had underlying health conditions and was confirmed to have the coronavirus.