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KDHE confirms second COVID-19 case in Osage County

LYNDON, Kan. – The Osage County Health Department has announced a second case of coronavirus in Osage County as of today, March 30, 2020. A press release from the department said the positive case involves a 46-year-old female, and the virus was confirmed from testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s laboratory.

OCHD said no other information about the patient would be released and that she had been in quarantine since testing was initiated. Officials are to identify close contacts of the individual and contact those who were exposed as soon as possible, and monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms. OCHD is considering close contact as being within six feet for a prolonged period, 10 minutes or longer, or having direct contact with the patient’s infectious secretions.

On Friday, OCHD confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Osage County; a 48-year-old female had tested positive through KDHE testing.

Osage County has been under a stay at home order since Monday of last week to help stop the spread of the disease, but at 12:01 a.m. today a statewide stay at home order issued by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly also went into effect.

See related story: First case of COVID-19 identified in Osage County

Information thanks to OCHD.

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