NCDHD reports eighth positive COVID-19 case in Antelope County
May 14, 2020
North Central District Health Department was made aware Friday of a positive case in Antelope County.
The case was due to direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case. All close contacts have been identified and asked to quarantine.
Yesterday, NCDHD announced two additional positive COVID-19 cases in Knox County.
Through investigations, it has been determined the cases are due to community spread. This means the source of the person's exposure could not be identified through the case investigation process.
Case counts for each county in the NCDHD region include:
• Antelope, 8
• Boyd, 0
• Brown, 0
• Cherry, 1
• Holt, 1
• Keya Paha, 0
• Knox, 9
• Pierce, 1
• Rock, 0
• Total for the district, 20.
NCDHD would like to reiterate to district communities that residents should not become complacent. Continue to remain cautious, be aware of your surroundings and practice social distancing, as there are positive COVID-19 cases in adjoining counties and outbreaks in neighboring districts.
To protect yourself and others, continue to cover a cough with a tissue and throw it away or caught into an elbow. Wash hands with soap and water frequently. Practice social distancing by staying hone, but if you need to go out, remain six feet from others. Wear a mask while in public settings.