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KDHE confirms third COVID-19 case in Osage County

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – In its daily  statewide COVID-19 update today, March 31, 2020, Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed a third case of coronavirus in Osage County. A post on social media by the Osage County Health Department said all parties involved are in quarantine and anyone who is considered a potential exposure risk will be identified and contacted.

Yesterday, OCHD announced a second case in Osage County involving a 46-year-old female, and the virus was confirmed from testing sent to KDHE’s laboratory. On Friday, OCHD confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in Osage County; a 48-year-old female had tested positive through KDHE testing. The age and sex of the third individual has not been reported.

Osage County has been under a stay at home order since Monday of last week in response to the pandemic; Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide stay at home order effective at 12:01 a.m. March 30.

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