The first day of sign ups for Monday morning’s free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Chadron drew a strong response with 67 registrations for the 100 available spots. The numbers for Gordon, which will have testing Monday afternoon, were much lower – just 16.
Testing is being offered this morning in Bridgeport, where 75 people have registered, and this afternoon in Alliance with 57 registrations.
Testing is aimed at those showing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, chills, muscle pain, or loss of taste or smell. It’s also open to anyone who has been in close contact with a confirmed case of the disease.
Chadron testing on Monday is from 9-11:30 at the Dawes County Fairgrounds with the Gordon Airport hosting testing from 2-4:30. To sign up, go to sugeni.us/cExR. If you need help, please call the Panhandle Public Health District at 308-262-5764.
Panhandle COVID Unified Command confirmed one new case yesterday, a Cheyenne County man in his 30s who is a close contact of a previously identified positive case. That brings the Panhandle total to 74, including 38 recovered cases.
Scotts Bluff County has 44 cases with 22 recovered, all 10 of Kimball County’s patients have recovered, as have 5 of the 9 cases in Cheyenne County. All but 1 of Morrill County’s 9 cases remain in isolation as are the single cases in Dawes and Box Butte Counties.
Nebraska Health and Human Services says Nebraska had 8,234 confirmed cases as of last night out of 45,569 people tested. Another 4 COVID-19 deaths were recorded, bringing the state total to 96
Douglas County, which includes Omaha, has had 1,501 cases with 1,342 in Dakota County and 1,325 in Hall County.