LBPHD COVID-19 Update: 40 New Cases, 39 Recoveries; Phase 1B Vaccinations Starting This Week

LBPHD: Forty new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the nine counties of Loup Basin’s district since Friday.

The cases were reported from:
Custer (25), Valley (7), Howard (4), Sherman (3), and Garfield (1).

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

Thirty-nine additional recoveries have also been reported.

Individuals Tested to Date: 8,628
Negative Labs to Date: 22,833
Cases in the Previous 14 Days: 157
Cases in the Previous 7 Days: 103

District Totals: Positives 2,100Recovered 1,858 Deaths 46

Blaine: 22/19/0
Custer: 735/637/15
Garfield: 135/124/6
Greeley: 195/173/4
Howard: 511/458/14
Loup: 30/28/0
Sherman: 158/140/4
Valley: 279/248/3
Wheeler: 35/31/0

LBPHD Press Release

Loup Basin Public Health Department will begin Phase 1B vaccinations this week. The priority group will be those aged 75 and older. If you have given your name and phone number to Loup Basin you will be contacted when a clinic is scheduled in your area.

Due to the limited doses being allocated to the area, one or two clinics per week will be held through the 9-county district. If you are 75 and above and interested in receiving the vaccine, you can sign up through the vaccine interest survey on LBPHD’s website ( or Facebook page (

If you do not have access to the internet, you may call the office (308-346-5795) and staff can assist you in getting your name added to the list. If you do not meet this priority group, it is not necessary to notify LBPHD. In the coming weeks, DHHS will launch a website to help Nebraskans register for COVID-19 vaccination to receive updates, scheduling information and follow-up reminders as vaccination moves forward. By waiting for this system, it will prevent individuals from needing to sign up twice.