LBPHD COVID-19 Update: 80 New Cases, 464 Active Cases; Risk Dial Increased, Remains Elevated

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

The cases were reported from:
Custer (25), Howard (23), Greeley (11), Garfield (9), Valley (7), Sherman (2), Blaine (2), and Wheeler (1).

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

Forty-eight additional recoveries have also been reported.

Individuals Tested to Date: 6,536
Negative Labs to Date: 15,031
Cases in the Previous 14 Days: 512 (41% of total cases)

District Totals: Positives 1,250Recovered 768Deaths 18

Blaine: 16/10/0
Custer: 427/264/8
Garfield: 90/51/0
Greeley: 109/66/0
Howard: 322/193/6
Loup: 15/10/0
Sherman: 109/67/3
Valley: 151/101/1
Wheeler: 11/6/0

LBPHD Risk Dial

The dial has increased higher into the orange this week. The district continues to have a critically high number of cases reported as community spread. Rapid test capacity is extremely limited, TestNebraska capacity is maxed at current testing sites; Burwell Family Practice has added another test date within the district (Tuesday afternoons).

Other factors that figure into the risk dial calculation include healthcare capacity, and the ability to conduct contact tracing efficiently.

Disclaimer: this risk dial is determined utilizing district-wide data and may not represent an individual county’s current status.