WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Sunday, April 5, 2020- 9 p.m.
The Coffey County Health Department announced seven new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the total in the county to 28.
The cases involve the following:
• 59-year-old woman
• 67-year-old woman
• 62-year-old woman
• 83-year-old woman
• 89-year-old woman
• 85-year-old woman
• 79-year-old man
The patients are under isolation in accordance with guidelines from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
There are 37 cases coronavirus connect with Life Care Center in Burlington. This number includes employees of the facility and residents of Life Care Center. Some employees reside outside of Coffey County so they are counted in their home counties.
The health department says they'll continue to identify close contacts of the individuals of each positive case.They'll actively monitor the close contacts for 14 days for fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
Sunday, April 5, 2020- 8 p.m.
Health officials in Reno and Marion counties confirm new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
The Reno County Health Department says the patient is a woman in her 60’s with an unknown source of exposure. She is in home isolation per guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This makes eleven cases in the county.
The Marion County Health Department said its new case involves a woman between the ages of 55-64.
The county is monitoring close contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms. No other information will be released about the patient.
Sunday, April 5, 2020- 7 p.m.
The Saline County Health Department confirms its sixth case and first death of COVID-19.
On Sunday, the health department said the patient was a man in his 60s who tested positive April 5.
“We’re saddened to learn that we have lost one of our Saline County residents,” said Health Officer Jason Tiller. “Our thoughts are with his loved ones and those impacted by his passing.”
Health officials say they'll continue to conduct contact investigations in this case as with the other active cases. This is a process where the Health Department retraces the patient’s steps and activities so that we can identify anyone who may have been potentially exposed to COVID-19.
Sunday, April 5, 2020- 4 p.m.
Health officials confirmed the third case of COVID-19 in Harvey County.
The Harvey County Health Department says the patient is a woman in her 60s. The case remains under investigation.
The health department will regularly monitor the individual, as well as follow up on all contacts.
“Our communities need to remain diligent in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Keep washing your hands frequently, maintain social distance and stay healthy at home except to do the essentials,” said Harvey County Health Department Director Lynnette Redington.
Sunday, April 5, 2020- 1:40 p.m.
Rooks County Health officials have identified the county's first presumptive-positive case of COVID-19.
The possible case was identified with testing sent to LabCorp on March 27, 2020.
The result will be verified the the CDC lab and treated as positive pending confirmation.
The patient has been notified and has been in home isolation since the symptoms started.
Sunday, April 5, 2020- 12:40 p.m.
Health officials confirm 747 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas, and 22 deaths.
On Sunday afternoon, The Sedgwick County Health Department reported 108 positive cases of coronavirus. There have been 21 people who've recovered from the virus.
The Bourbon County Health Department is reporting three new coronavirus cases, which is not include in KDHE's most recent update. This brings Bourbon County's total number of cases to seven.
The individuals were already in quarantine in their home, which the county says reduces the spread of community spread.
All people who might have been in contact with the infected individuals have been notified.
Saturday, April 4, 2020- 5 p.m.
The Cloud County Health Department confirms a second positive case of COVID-19 in the county.
Health officials did not release any information on the patient.
Saturday, April 4, 2020- 4 p.m.
The SEK Multi-Health Departments confirmed a fourth case of COVID-19 in Bourbon County.
Health officials say the patient was in a daycare and the provider has been notified of the patient's diagnose. The daycare is taking precautions to prevent any spread of the virus.
The health department is working to identify and contact individuals who have been exposed.
Saturday, April 4, 2020- 3:30 p.m.
The Geary County Health Department announced on Saturday its first case of coronavirus in the county.
The case is a 40 year old female who resides in Junction City.
The health department is working on contacting any individuals who have came in close contact of the individual .
Health officials say those who were exposed to the individual are being contacted. They are monitoring the patient's symptoms.
Saturday, April 4, 2020- 2 p.m.
Health officials confirm 699 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas, and 21 deaths.
On Saturday afternoon, the Sedgwick County Health Department reported 101 positive cases of coronavirus. There have been 20 people who've recovered from the virus.
The Republic County Health Department confirmed its first case of coronavirus, which is not included in KDHE's most recent update. The case is a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions. He has no travel history.
The health department is working to identify people who've been in close contact with the patient. Those people will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.
No more information about the patient will be released.
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:42 p.m.
There are now 620 cases of coronavirus in Kansas. That number does not include the first case in Greenwood County and another case in Reno County, which would make the total number to date, 622. Seventeen people have died from the virus in Kansas and 151 people have been hospitalized.
Its been four weeks since the state confirmed its first case of COVID-19.
Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday the state received its final allocation from the national strategic stockpile from FEMA. Kansas was able to get 90% of its allocation but was told the federal government will send the remaining 10% to other locations.
The governor said the inventory will be finalized over the weekend and the supplies will be pushed out to county officials.
"It's a bit jaw-dropping to reflect on how much our world has changed in such a short period of time," said the governor.
According to the latest numbers provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), patients ages 55-64 make up the most cases of COVID-19 in Kansas at 127, that's followed by 45-54 (109) and 65-74 (106).
KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said while the state continues to struggle to get testing materials, the 45-minute Cephiad rapid tests have arrived. Currently, the state has about 900 test kits. The rapid test will help do a population study rather than just testing ill people. It will also add the PerkinElmer test, a fourth platform, to perform another 700-1,000 daily tests.
"It's becoming abundantly clear particularly in the United States that there's populations, particularly in the 20 to 35-year-olds, that have the illness and are transmitting but don't have symptoms. We really want to do early identification so we can prevent spread," said the secretary.
The state continues to work with clusters cases - mostly residential facilities in Johnson, Wyandotte and Coffey counties - involving residents and caregivers. He said the goal is working with hospitals to make sure the sick don't go back - or that they're only released once they've improved.
"We want to make sure we contain, contain, contain where people are after they've been positive for coronavirus," said Dr. Norman.
According to the state, 6,454 tests have come back negative. At this time, the state does not keep track of how many people have recovered from the COVID-19 disease.
In Sedgwick County, 10 people have recovered out of 86 cases.
Friday, April 3, 2020- 11 a.m.
Health officials confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Greenwood County.
On Friday, the Greenwood County Health Department said the case involves a woman in her 60’s that has recently traveled. No other information will be released about the patient.
The health department is working to identify all close contacts of this individual and those who were exposed are being contacted.
The State of Kansas is now up to 552 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas, including 13 deaths.
Patients range in age from 0 to over 85 years old. Four children under the age of nine have tested positive for the virus and seven children from 10-19 years.
Currently, in Kansas, the greatest age range testing positive for the disease is from age 20-44.
In Sedgwick County, 79 cases have been reported including one death.