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First COVID-19 death recorded in NCDHD region


North Central District Health Department reported June 24, an Antelope County resident, in his 70s, was determined to be the first COVID-related death in the region.

The individual was reported to have underlying health conditions.

On June 29, NCDHD reported it is receiving an increase in trends for cases and direct contacts over the last week. With the July 4 holiday approaching and guidance loosening in the state, NCDHD reminds district residents to stay healthy and safe by being mindful of the importance of social distancing, only making essential trips, wearing of masks or face coverings in public and following current directed health measure guidance.

Over the last week, NCDHD has reported nine new positive cases, one recovery and one death. This is the most COVID-19 confirmations received in one week for the district since the beginning of reporting. Across the United States, case trends are rising in 29 states that have densely-populated cities. The White House task force confirmed Monday virus cases have hit a new daily high.

Case count update for the district, as of Friday, at 12 p.m., includes 45 total cases, 30 recoveries and 1 death).

A breakdown by county shows Antelope County: 9tc, 8r, 1d; Boyd: 1tc, 1r; Brown: 0tc; Cherry: 1tc, 1r; Holt: 3tc, 1r; Keya Paha: 0tc; Knox: 23tc, 13r; Pierce: 7tc, 6r and Rock: 1tc, 0r.


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