Panhandle Tops 5,000 COVID-19 Cases Posted by John Axtell Date: November 19, 2020 692 Views No COVID-19 deaths were reported Wednesday by Panhandle Unified Command, but there were 168 new cases and only 32 recoveries. That sent the number of active cases to 2,332 including 78 who are hospitalized, 7 fewer than on Tuesday. The Panhandle has now had 5,028 total cases, 2,665 recoveries, and 31 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Dawes County added 8 new cases with no additional recoveries or deaths to the number of active cases 8 to 81. The county has had 433 total cases, 343 recoveries, and 9 deaths. Sheridan County had 10 new cases for a total of 247 cases with 61 active, Box Butte County 15 new cases with 120 active, and Sioux County still with 4 active and 16 total cases.