27 COVID-19 Cases Now Confirmed In Panhandle


HEMINGFORD – The number of COVID-19 cases in the Panhandle is now 27 with a 14th case in Scotts Bluff County confirmed on Sunday.

Panhandle COVID Unified Command says the new case is a woman in her 80s who is a close contact of a previously identified case. She been in self-quarantine in her home since March 31st.

Unified Command says 505 coronavirus tests have been conducted in the Panhandle since March 2nd. Scotts Bluff County’s 14 cases are the most and include 3 individuals who have recovered.

Kimball County has 10 with 3 recoveries, Cheyenne County has 3 cases including one recovery, and Box Butte County had its first confirmed case reported on Friday.

Nebraska now has 814 confirmed cases of coronavirus/COVID 19 along with 17 deaths from the disease and 10,158 tests that have come back negative.

Two of the cases confirmed on Sunday were the first 2 in Dakota County. Both are women, one in her 30s and one in her 40s. Investigations into how they were infected are underway in both cases