Barton County officials received information on Friday, June 5, that an active COVID-19 patient from the county has died. “Health Department personnel have been in contact with KDHE regarding the classification of this unfortunate death,” a news release from the county stated.
“We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones at this time.”
The Barton County Health Department continues to identify close contacts of the individuals of each positive case. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for a prolonged period (10 minutes or longer) or having direct contact with infectious secretions. BCHD will actively monitor the close contacts for 14 days for symptoms.
The public can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Health officials encourage individuals to continue social distancing, limiting large gatherings, extra cleaning, adhering to personal hygiene measures, and staying home when sick.