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Osage County has fifth confirmed COVID-19 case

62-year-old man infected; possibly connected to out of county outbreak

OSAGE COUNTY, Kan. – The Osage County Health Department reported today, April 22, 2020, a fifth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Osage County.

The individual who tested positive for the virus is a 62-year-old male, and is reported as doing well.

A social media post from OCHD said the individual has been in quarantine since his symptoms began, and information gathered so far indicates this case is connected to an outbreak outside of Osage County.

The health department continues to investigate and is working in conjunction with another county health department on the case. OCHD’s post said that people who have been in contact with the individual will be contacted directly by the health department.

With today’s confirmed case, Osage County currently has one known active positive case and four known recovered cases.

The health department encourages people to continue to wash their hands frequently, practice safe social distancing, stay at home except for essential outings, and practice good hygiene.

For more information, contact the Osage County Health Department at 785-828-3117, or see KDHE’s Coronavirus website: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/

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