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Surge of COVID-19 positive cases in Southwest Nebraska

Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department
The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is announcing a surge in positive case of COVID-19.
The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is announcing a surge in positive case of COVID-19.(Courtesy Photo)
Published: Jul. 21, 2020 at 1:38 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -Southwest Nebraska is seeing a surge in COVID-19 numbers. The Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department is announcing 15 new positive cases over the past four days.

New cases include the following:

• One Chase County resident – a female in her 40′s, related to direct contact with another confirmed case of COVID-19.

• Two Furnas County residents – a female in her 60′s related to community spread, and a male in his 40′s which is still under investigation.

• Two Keith County residents – two females in their 30′s, both related to direct contact.

• Eight Perkins County residents – a female in her 30′s related to community spread, and seven others related to direct contact: a female in her 20′s, a female in her 70′s, two females in their 90′s, a male in his teens, a male in his 20′s, and a male in his 90′s.

• Two Red Willow County residents – a male in his 30′s related to community spread, and a male in his 20′s related to direct contact.

These cases bring the total to 49 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Twenty-five of the cases have recovered, and there has been one death. Twenty-two cases have been reported since July 12th .

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