KDHE: 6 COVID-19 cases connected to Republic County auction

Published: Oct. 9, 2020 at 6:05 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and local public health officials in Republic County (in north-central Kansas) issue an advisory that people who attended a Sept. 26 auction in Republic County may have been exposed to COVID-19. Health officials said six cases have been connected to the event in Cuba, Kansas that took place from about 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26.

“This auction had attendees from other communities in Kansas, as well as those from out of state,” the KDHE said.

The KDHE issued a reminder that anyone who attended the auction should be aware of COVID-19 symptoms that can develop within 14 days after exposure. Symptoms include fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, diarrhea, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing.

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