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Weekly Update on Cases in Loup Basin Public Health District | KTIC Radio

Weekly Update on Cases in Loup Basin Public Health District

Weekly Update on Cases in Loup Basin Public Health District

Burwell, NE – Nine (9) new case were reported in Loup Basin Public Health Department’s(LBPHD) district since May 29, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Patient information is considered protected
health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and
will not be provided to protect the patient's privacy.
There is a total of 94 COVID-19 cases within the district as of Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
The cases are in the following counties:
 Howard – 41
 Custer – 39
 Valley – 5
 Greeley – 4
 Sherman – 4
 Garfield – 1

There have been 1,772 negative COVID-19 tests received from commercial and public health
laboratories, an increase of 231 in the last week. No additional coronavirus related deaths were
reported this week, the district’s remains at 8 (Custer – 4, Howard -4).
LBPHD is reporting recovered data. Due to not having a CDC approved definition, LBPHD has
defined those as recovered as individuals who have met the CDC criteria for discontinuation of
isolation. As of June 5, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. 56 individuals have met the criteria (Custer – 29,
Howard – 19, Valley – 3, Sherman – 3, Greeley – 2).
LBPHD would like to remind residents that community spread is present in our area and you
should assume COVID-19 is present in your community. Continue to practice social distancing,
good hand hygiene, and wearing a mask in public settings where social distancing can be
difficult.
Loup Basin Public Health Department serves nine counties including Blaine, Custer, Garfield,
Greeley, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley and Wheeler.

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