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With 13 cases, county sees most COVID cases in one day
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Thirteen new COVID-19 cases in Barton County were reported Tuesday – nine in the morning and four in the early evening.

The nine morning cases represented three males and six females, comprised of three Great Bend residents, four Hoisington residents and two rural Barton County residents. The later report was of two males and two females, comprised of one Great Bend resident, one Hoisington resident and two rural Barton County residents.

This followed six new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday evening. Those cases involved four males and two females; four live in Great Bend and two live in rural Barton County.

As of Tuesday evening, Barton County has had 152 positive cases (70 males and 82 females) and 47 of those are active. There have been three deaths.

The county has issued 1,319 quarantine or isolation orders to date and 296 of those are still active.

Location (by residence) and number

Claflin - 3

Ellinwood - 14

Great Bend - 81

Hoisington - 32

Olmitz - 1

Rural Barton County - 21

Kansas statistics

Statewide, there have been 31,241 cases, resulting in 380 deaths, as of Monday, Aug. 10. There have been 1,911 hospitalizations and 294,939 negative tests.

In the Golden Belt, Stafford County has reported its fourth case, an increase of 1 since last week. The numbers remained unchanged for Pawnee and Rush counties, each at 9, and Ellsworth County, at 21. Rice County’s 30 cases have grown to 38 and Russell County’s 15 are now 18.