LBPHD: New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed In Custer And Howard Counties

Burwell, NE – Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported to Loup Basin Public Health Department (LBPHD). The first case is a female in her 60s from Custer County. The second case is a female in her 50s from Howard County.

Contact tracing has been completed on both cases and all those identified to have possible exposure have been asked to quarantine. Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the patient’s privacy.

These two additional cases bring the number of positives within LBPHD’s district to 35. By county, the breakdown is as follows: Custer – 22, Howard – 11, Sherman – 1, Greeley – 1. Two COVID-19 deaths have been reported – both from Custer County. There have been 419 negative tests received from commercial and public health laboratories. 

For the latest information, visit the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services website at or LBPHD (website: or on Facebook by searching Loup Basin Public Health Department).