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Barton and other counties start the week with no new COVID-19 cases
Coronavirus breaking news

As of 9 a.m. Monday, there have been 768,820 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 19,721 hospitalizations and 8,028 deaths statewide. There were 95 new cases, 49 new hospitalizations and 22 new deaths reported since Friday.

Area cases

Area school districts reported few if any COVID-19 cases last week and are closed this week for spring break.

The total number of cases for Russell county was adjusted downward by one on Monday. Barton and three other area counties reported no new cases. Here are the area case totals as of 9 a.m. Monday, with any change since Friday:

• Barton 6,481 (+0) 

• Ellsworth 2,014 (+2)

• Pawnee 2,120 (+0)

• Rice 2,608 (+5)

• Rush 807 (+0)

• Russell 1,873 (-1)

• Stafford 1,134 (+0)

Area deaths

Here are the COVID-related death totals for area counties as of 9 a.m. Monday. There were no changes since Friday.

• Barton 86 

• Ellsworth 31

• Pawnee 24 

• Rice 22 

• Rush 18

• Russell 37 

• Stafford 26


The Great Bend Tribune also reports on COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Barton, Pawnee and Stafford counties.

• As of 9 a.m. Monday, Barton County has reported 176 hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, including 32 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to date, and 114 discharged patients reported to KDHE. These numbers were unchanged since Monday, March 7.

• Pawnee County has reported 77 hospital admissions, 15 ICU admissions and 51 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Friday. 

• Stafford County has reported 36 hospital admissions, 15 ICU admissions and 23 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Jan. 5.