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18 new COVID-19 cases reported Sept. 14 in Barton Co.
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Barton County Public Information Officer on Monday reported 18 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the county from her last report on Friday. This brings the total number of positive cases to 365 – 162 males and 203 females – of which 82 are active. There have been five COVID-related deaths in the county.

The county has now issued 2,499 quarantine or isolation orders, of which 536 remain active.

Monday’s cases include seven males and 11 females. Of these six Ellinwood residents, nine Great Bend resident, one Hoisington resident and two rural Barton County residents.

The cases by residence, total cases and currently active, are:

Claflin 12 - 0

Ellinwood 23 - 6

Great Bend 183 - 46

Hoisington 59 - 8

Olmitz 1 - 0

Pawnee Rock 4 - 1

Rural Barton County 83 - 21


On Monday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Kansas has had 49,899 cases of COVID-19 and 534 statewide deaths. There were 1,513 new cases and 23 new deaths reported since Friday, Sept. 11. The state has also had 2,572 hospitalizations due to COVID-19 and 408,482 negative tests.

The median age of the 534 COVID-related deaths was 79. The youngest was 18 years old and the oldest was 106.

KDHE stats also show that another Barton County resident has been hospitalized since Friday, bringing the total for the pandemic to 14.