Panhandle Public Health Officials continue to provide the latest COVID-19 numbers during their daily briefings. 

Health officials announced 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the region as well as 26 recoveries. Numbers announced Monday include positive tests and new recoveries from the weekend as well as Monday. 

Here is the breakdown of new cases by county: 

Dawes: 13 new cases (7 community spread, 6 close contact)

Scotts Bluff: 5 new cases (2 community spread, 2 travel-related, 1 close contact)

Sheridan: 2 new cases (community spread)

Cheyenne: 1 new case (community spread)

Morrill: 1 new case (close contact)

Garden: 1 new case (close contact)

While Dawes County had the highest amount of new cases, it also had the highest amount of recoveries announced Monday. Here is the breakdown for recoveries by county:

Dawes: 15 recoveries

Scotts Bluff: 10 recoveries

Sheridan: 1 recovery

Breakdown by County of total cases: 

Banner: 2 cases (both recovered)

Box Butte: 19 cases (3 active, 16 recovered)

Cheyenne: 30 cases (2 active, 28 recovered)

Dawes: 61 cases (29 active, 32 recovered)

Deuel: 4 cases (1 active, 3 recovered)

Garden: 6 cases (2 active, 4 recovered)

Kimball: 17 cases (all recovered)

Morrill: 66 cases (2 active, 64 recovered)

Scotts Bluff: 339 cases (38 active, 295 recovered, 6 deaths)

Sheridan: 17 cases (3 active, 14 recovered)

Sioux: 6 cases (all recovered)

Totals: 567 cases (80 active, 481 recovered, 6 deaths, 10,525 tests conducted)