CORONAVIRUS: Total state count passes 160, Lyon County Public Health releases more information about current cases Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Total state count passes 160, Lyon County Public Health releases more information about current cases Kansas Department of Health and Environment screenshot

Coronavirus cases continue to grow in number across Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment now lists 168 confirmed cases, three deaths and nearly 3,000 negative tests. Three positive cases are in Lyon County, mirroring Lyon County Health Officer Renee Hively’s statement of three confirmed and a presumed positive case during KVOE’s On-Air Chat on Wednesday. Two more cases are in Morris County. Despite the lack of area cases, five counties in the KVOE listening area -- Lyon, Chase, Coffey, Morris and Osage -- have either announced or started stay-at-home orders this week.

Meanwhile, Lyon County Public Health has released more information about the county’s four cases, saying three of the four patients are male, three traveled before getting symptoms and all four patients are between 50 and 59 years of age. In its first Situation Report since the county’s stay-at-home order went into effect early Thursday, Public Health also says it was able to distribute a limited amount of personal protective equipment to local first responders, with some of that locally donated as part of efforts unrelated to the Newman Regional Health mask and mask cover project currently underway.  

So far, the overwhelming majority of state cases are in the Kansas City metro area -- with over 100 cases confirmed -- and virtually all are in the eastern half of the state in general. Of the 168 cases, only six are west of Wichita. 

The overall caseload has more than doubled from the 79 cases Monday but is still well below other states. New York leads the nation in cases with over 37,000 and in deaths with over 380.

KDHE has created an online dashboard that shows the number of overall cases. It also lets you click on each county to track those statistics. Click here for that document.

 

Lyon County Public Health Situation Report Snapshot

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