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COVID Cases Surge in Panhandle


November 25, 2020

On Nov. 17, Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and the State's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gary J. Anthone, M.D., held a press conference regarding the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state.

By Friday, Nov. 20, Panhandle Public Health District reported COVID-19 related deaths had increased to 47 with the addition of five more deaths.

The new Panhandle deaths include a Cheyenne County man in his 70s, two Morrill County men ( one in his 60s and one in his 90s), a Scotts Bluff County man in his 60s and a Sheridan County man in his 90s.

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