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 225/ Recovered 181/ Deaths 10/ Negative Tests: 4508
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.