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PPHD: One New Scotts Bluff Co. Case, Dawes Co. Clarification | KTIC Radio

PPHD: One New Scotts Bluff Co. Case, Dawes Co. Clarification

PPHD: One New Scotts Bluff Co. Case, Dawes Co. Clarification

The state map is showing two cases in Dawes County. This information was not on our daily report from the Nebraska Public Health Lab. We are working with the State Epidemiologists to detect a potential discrepancy. Details will be released as we learn more.

Unified Command confirms one new case for COVID-19 in Scotts Bluff County. A male in his 40s is a close contact of a previously positive case.

The investigation is underway. Close contacts will be quarantined and actively monitored twice daily for fever and respiratory symptoms by public health officials.

March 2-April 25, 2020

Positive: 44

Recovered: 26

Box Butte County: 1 case

Cheyenne County: 5 cases

4 have recovered and are out of isolation

Kimball County: 10 Cases

10 have recovered and are out of isolation

Morrill County: 1 Case

Scotts Bluff County: 27 Cases

12 have recovered and are out of isolation

All Panhandle residents are encouraged to Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected. What does this mean to you?  

Stay Home

Stay home whenever possible.

Avoid gathering in any groups.

Do not visit or host people who do not live with you.  

Stay Healthy

Keep at least 6 feet distance from anyone you don’t live with.

Wash your hands

Stay home if you are sick or if someone in your home is sick.

Stay Connected

Stay in touch with friends and loved ones

Check in on people who may be alone or need help.

Panhandle Public Health District, Region 21, 22, and 23 Emergency Management, and Scotts Bluff County Health Department are working as a unified command on this evolving situation. Essential updates will be regularly communicated to the public and community partners.

For the most up to date information from the CDC, visit

Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for all who live, learn, work, and play in the Panhandle.  Our vision is that we are a healthier and safer Panhandle Community. Visit our website

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