SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb (KNEP) Unified Command confirms three new cases of COVID-19 in Scotts Bluff County. Two teen females and one female in her 20s are close contacts of a previously positive case.
The investigation is complete, all close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored twice daily for fever and respiratory symptoms by public health officials. There are no community exposure sites identified. Exposure is defined as at least 10 minutes, less than six feet apart.
Six cases have been deemed recovered, five in Scotts Bluff County and one in Morrill County.
March 2-May 15, 2020
Total Tests Completed: 1,922
Active cases: 28
Box Butte County: 1 case (recovered)
Cheyenne County: 9 cases (2 active, 7 recovered)
Dawes County: 1 case (active)
Kimball County: 10 Cases (10 recovered)
Morrill County: 10 Cases (6 active, 4 recovered)
Scotts Bluff County: 51 Cases (19 active, 32 recovered)
From the Panhandle Public Health District on how to keep you and yoru family safe:
One strategy to reducing the spread of COVID-19 is testing immediately upon onset of symptoms. We encourage you to monitor yourself and your family for symptoms. Symptoms include: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, body chills, headache, loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If you or your family experience symptoms, call your provider to be tested and self-isolate.