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11 new COVID-19 cases reported Friday
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Barton County Administrator Phil Hathcock reported 11 new positive COVID-19 cases in Barton County on Friday afternoon, updating the county’s last report on Wednesday, Sept. 2. These represented four males and seven females; six reside in Great Bend, two in Hoisington and three in rural Barton County.

To date, Barton County has had 311 positive cases – 138 males and 173 females; 99 of those are active (compared to 98 on Wednesday) and there have been five deaths related to COVID-19. The county has issued 2,205 quarantine orders and 603 of those are active (down from 659 on Wednesday).

The location by residence, number of positive cases and number of current active cases are:

Claflin - 12 - 6

Ellinwood - 17 - 1

Great Bend - 153 - 42

Hoisington - 57 - 12

Olmitz - 1 - 0

Pawnee Rock - 2 - 0

Rural Barton County - 69 - 38

Great Bend USD 428 updates

Great Bend USD 428 posted two new notices on Friday. The first was that a staff member at Great Bend Middle School has tested positive; there was no student exposure. The second notice was that a student at GBMS tested positive. No quarantine orders were required beyond the immediate family.


Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that as of Friday morning, there have been 45,220 cases, resulting in 2,415 hospitalizations and 481 deaths statewide. There have been 381,985 negative test results and 43,800 positive tests.

More information can be found at the KDHE map site:

This post was updated on Sept. 5 to add Great Bend USD 428 news.