LBPHD: Monday, September 14 COVID Update; Eleven New Cases Reported

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

The cases were reported from:
Valley (4) – contact with known positive, community spread
Greeley (3) –
contact with known positive
Howard (2) – contact with known positive
Custer (1) – community spread
Sherman (1) – contact with known positive

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

One new recovery has been reported since Friday in Custer County.

District Totals: Positives 225Recovered 181Deaths 10/ Negative Tests: 4508

Blaine: 0/0/0
Custer: 77/69/4
Garfield: 5/5/0
Greeley: 16/11/0
Howard: 78/59/5
Loup: 2/2/0
Sherman: 21/16/1
Valley: 25/18/0
Wheeler: 1/1/0

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

As schools reopen and more positive cases report attending large gatherings or events held throughout the district, LBPHD has seen a downward trend in the average age of those testing positive. Mid-summer the average age of those who had tested positive was in the mid-sixties, currently, the average age is 49.

Generally, those who are younger and test positive for COVID-19 have mild symptoms. LBPHD has seen more severe illness in those with underlying health conditions and the elderly. One in ten (10%) who have tested positive in LBPHD’s district have been hospitalized at one time during their illness.