LBPHD: Wednesday, September 16 COVID-19 Update; Risk Dial Decreased To Yellow

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

The cases were reported from:
Howard (5) – community spread, contact with known positive, travel to an area with ongoing transmission
Greeley (2) –
contact with known positive, community spread
Sherman (1) – contact with known positive
Custer (1) – community spread

All known close contacts have been asked to quarantine.

Ten new recoveries have been reported since Monday.

District Totals: Positives 234Recovered 191Deaths 10/ Negative Tests: 4559

Blaine: 0/0/0
Custer: 78/73/4
Garfield: 5/5/0
Greeley: 18/12/0
Howard: 83/62/5
Loup: 2/2/0
Sherman: 22/17/1
Valley: 25/19/0
Wheeler: 1/1/0

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

LBPHD Risk Dial

The dial has decreased this week and now sits in the yellow. The decrease is largely attributed to more cases being identified as having contact with a positive or travel to a high risk region; less concerns with community spread.

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.