First case of COVID-19 reported in Cheyenne County

The individual is a female in her 20's.

The Panhandle Public Health District says eight additional tests are confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Three are from Scotts Bluff County; two women in their 50’s, one woman in her 40’s. Four people from Kimball County; two females in their 40’s, a female in her 30’s, and a male in his 20’s; and one person from Cheyenne county, a female in her 20’s. The Cheyenne County case is a close contact of a previous case.

One person is hospitalized while the others are recovering at home. The contact investigation has begun for all confirmed cases, and additional information will be released when completed.

Everyone that is identified as a close contact of those testing positive will be notified by public health and will be placed in quarantine for 14 days since their last exposure. The Panhandle Public Health District wants residents to know that if you are identified as a close contact, you will receive a call from public health.

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