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Southwest Public Health Department COVID update

McCook, Ne - Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department has been notified of 21 additional cases of COVID-19 in the past week. Many are related to an ongoing outbreak in Keith County.

These cases bring the total to 112 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Many of these cases are related to
two ongoing outbreaks in Keith County. Seventy-three of the total cases have recovered, and there
have been a total of 8 deaths.

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Furnas, Hayes, Hitchcock, Keith, Perkins, and Red Willow counties. SWNPHD is located at 404 West
10th St in McCook.




The COVID-19 Community Risk Dial for the week of August 17th is yellow. Residents of southwest
Nebraska should use caution when at gatherings or in public, including avoiding high-touch surfaces
and wearing a mask. Choose outdoor activities when possible and avoid close contact in enclosed
spaces. Those who are at higher risk of complications from COVID-19 should stay home.