KDHE confirms fourth COVID-19 case in Osage County

The Osage County Commission’s meeting room has little space for social distancing, as shown in this photo taken during the commission’s regular meeting Monday, April 13, 2020. Photo thanks to Shari Weber.


The Osage County Health Department reported on social media, Sunday, April 12, 2020, that a fourth positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Osage County.

The social media post said the positive case is a relative of and lives with an already identified positive case. The new patient is a 67-year-old female and has been quarantined for two weeks since the previous household member was quarantined. She has had no contact with anyone outside her household except when she was tested, and was not exposed to anyone other than medical staff.

The health department reported that Osage County has no evidence of community transmission at this time. As of Sunday, Osage County has had four positive COVID-19 cases confirmed, with one recovered. Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported that one Osage County patient has been hospitalized due to the virus. Osage County patients range in age from 46 to 67; three female and one male. All four positive cases in the county were tested through state labs. OCHD reported 44 negative test results in Osage County, with KDHE reporting 81 people tested so far in Osage County.

Statewide, as of April 13, positive COVID-19 cases totaled 1,376, with 309 hospitalized, and 62 deaths. Negative test results statewide totaled 12,488.

 

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