LBPHD: Friday, September 11 COVID-19 Update; Risk Dial Moved Up Slightly

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

The cases were reported from:
Howard (4) -community spread, contact with known positive, travel to an area within the district to an area with ongoing transmission
Sherman (1)
-community spread

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

Four new recoveries have been reported since Wednesday. The new recoveries are in Custer (1), Greeley (1), Sherman (1), and Wheeler (1) counties.

District Totals: Positives 209Recovered 176Deaths 10/ Negative Tests: 4396

Blaine: 0/0/0
Custer: 76/68/4
Garfield: 5/5/0
Greeley: 13/11/0
Howard: 76/59/5
Loup: 2/2/0
Sherman: 20/16/1
Valley: 21/18/0
Wheeler: 1/1/0

LBPHD has resumed updates three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

LBPHD Risk Dial

The dial has increased this week and now sits between yellow and orange. There continues to be community spread in Valley and Custer counties, as well as new concerns in Sherman and Howard counties. Other factors that figure into the risk dial calculation include healthcare capacity, testing availability, and the ability to conduct contact tracing efficiently.

For additional information about what the colors mean, please visit this link:

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