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New COVID-19 cases reported in health district area

 


North Central District Health Department reported Monday it has been made aware of six additional COVID-19 cases in the region.

Four cases in Antelope County, though not all contact-related to one another, are result of direct contacts with positive cases. All direct contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine. All cases are at home in isolation.

One case in Antelope County is due to community spread, which has been present in the county. The individual is in isolation at home. All direct contacts have been contacted and asked to quarantine.

One case in Knox county is a result from community spread, which has been present in the county. The individual is currently at home in isolation and the investigation on this case is ongoing.

NCDHD reports three additional recoveries: one in Rock County and two in Knox County.

Case count update, as of 5 p.m., July 13, includes 67 total cases, 47 recoveries and one death.

On July 10, NCDHD was made aware of a concern of potential large community transmission of COVID-19 in Pierce County, due to events that occurred over the Fourth of July weekend. NCDHD, in coordination with healthcare providers in Pierce County communities, strongly encourage residents to take note of how they feel. Anyone exhibiting symptoms, outside of normal symptoms they may be experiencing during this time of year, should isolate themselves in their homes and notify their provider. This includes removing yourself from participating in any upcoming activities.

What does isolation mean? Isolation means you stay in your home, refraining from contact with the people you live with or outside of your home. Follow these steps as closely as possible to effectively isolate yourself from others. Isolate yourself in a room in your home that no other family members need access to, ideally with access to a bathroom no one else is using.

 

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