Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Daria Anderson-Faden
The Observer 

2 New Confirmed Cases In Kimball County

Positive Virus Cases Spreading More In Neighboring Counties

 

July 2, 2020

Daria Anderson-Faden / The Observer

St. Joseph's Catholic Church was able to finally celebrate First Communion during the pandemic. First Communion is usually held in May, but with the Governor's Directed Health Measures it was put on hold until June 27. Receiving First Communion were, from left, Angel Gomez, Juan Gomez, Troy Sharples, Benjamin Anderson, Kylun Hinton, Ava Anderson and Trajan Johnson. Father Mike McDermott is in back.

Kimball County is currently faring better than other area counties with COVID-19 cases, and this is good for the health of residents and the economy.

One positive case was identified in Kimball County last week, a woman in her 50s, and a man in his 60s was confirmed to have the virus June 30, but other counties in the Panhandle Public Health District have seen a rapid increase in their positive cases. Morrill County has had a total of 36 cases, and 22 of those cases are still active. Scotts Bluff County has 76 active cases.

To the west, Laramie County, Wyoming, health officials were concer...



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