COVID-19 death reported in Sherman County, person in 30’s

Another Nebraskan has died from COVID-19.
Another Nebraskan has died from COVID-19.(KOLNKGIN)
Published: Aug. 21, 2020 at 9:24 PM CDT
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BURWELL, Neb. (KSNB) - The Loup Basin Public Health Department is reporting 170 COVID-19 cases within the nine-county district. Forty-three cases have been reported in the last two weeks. Approximately 58% of the new cases have been reported as community spread. Community spread is defined as the individual not being able to identify a known exposure for their viral infection.

On Friday, the LBPHD confirmed the death of an individual in his/her 30s from Sherman County with no reported underlying health conditions. This death brings the district-wide total to 10.

There have been 3,898 negative COVID-19 tests received from commercial and public health laboratories.

The Loup Basin Public Health Department serves nine counties including Blaine, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler.

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