November 20, 2020— Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates

November 20, 2020

Four Corners Health Department COVID-19 Updates:  Latest Cases, Data, and Reporting 6 Additional Deaths

As of Friday, November 20, the Four Corners Risk Dial remains in the Red Severe COVID-19 Risk Level at 3.25.  In the previous week, the setting was also 3.25.  At this time, Four Corners strongly urges our communities to Avoid the 3 C’s:  Crowded Places, Close Contact and Confined Spaces.  Remember to wash your hands often and wear a face mask that covers your nose and mouth.  Public health recommendations and the COVID-19 dashboard are posted on our website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov.

There have been 117 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Four Corners District in the past 2 days (November 19-20):

  • Seward County had 38 new cases for a total of 1,143.
  • Butler County added 29 new cases for 502 total cases.
  • York County had 26 new cases for a total of 903.
  • Polk County had 24 new cases for 382 cases total.

The total cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the Four Corners District is 2,931.  There have been 808 new cases in the past 14 days, with 378 of those cases recorded in the past 7 days.

Over the past 2 weeks (14 days), the totals for each county are as follows (these recent cases represent most of our active cases):

  • Butler County—147
  • Polk County—107
  • Seward County—324
  • York County–230

In the past 7 days, the age breakdown of the cases is:

AGE                 #Cases             %

0-12                 14                     4

Teens               34                    9

20s                   48                    13

30s                   66                    17

40s                   58                    15

50s                   59                    16

60s                   60                    16

70s                   18                     5

80s                   12                     3

90s                   6                       2

Unknown                    3                      <1

TOTAL             378                  100

Four Corners reports 6 additional COVID-19 related deaths as of Friday (11/20/2020):

  • A Seward County woman in her 70’s, who had been hospitalized.
  • A Seward County man in his 80’s.
  • A Seward County man in his 90’s, who had been hospitalized.
  • A Butler County man in his 80’s, who had been hospitalized.
  • A Seward County man in his 80’s, who had been hospitalized; and
  • A Seward County woman in her 60’s, who had been hospitalized.

This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the district to 27.  Polk County has had a total of 11 COVID-19 related deaths; Seward County increases to 8.  Butler County increases to 5, and York County remains at 3 COVID-19 related deaths.

Please join us for our County Community Briefings taking place via Zoom on Wednesday, November 25.  These briefings provide important local COVID-19 updates, and you will hear from community leaders about how they are addressing issues during the pandemic.  The briefing schedule is York County (8:30 am), Polk County (10 am), Seward County (1 pm) and Butler County (2:30 pm).  Connection information can be found at www.fourcorners.ne.gov or by calling 402-362-2621.

For questions about COVID-19, please contact Four Corners at 402-362-2621 or visit the website at www.fourcorners.ne.gov.