There were 128 active COVID-19 cases in Barton County as of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to Public Information Officer Donna Zimmerman. There were 168 active isolation orders or quarantine recommendations.
This brings the number of positive cases to date to 3,280 and 8,180 orders have been issued over the course of the pandemic.
The active cases included two people who reside in Claflin, 10 in Ellinwood, 79 in Great Bend, 15 in Hoisington and 22 in rural Barton County.
The public can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing and infection control, county officials report.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone ages 12 years and older should get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. Vaccines are widely accessible in the United States and are available to everyone at no cost.