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Barton County sees 38 new COVID-19 cases
County has 144 active cases
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Barton County has had 38 new positive COVID-19 cases since Friday, Oct. 9, Public Information Officer Donna Zimmerman reported Monday afternoon.

The 17 males and 21 females included one person residing in Claflin, one in Ellinwood, 28 in Great Bend, two in Hoisington and six in rural Barton County.

The county has had 639 positive cases to date and 144 of those remain active. Seven people have died. The county has issued 3,722 quarantine or isolation orders and 727 of those are active.

The total number of county cases by residence, followed by the number of current active cases, are:

Claflin - 13 - 1

Ellinwood - 83 - 7

Great Bend - 348 - 106 

Hoisington - 70 - 9

Olmitz - 2 - 1

Pawnee Rock - 5 - 0

Rural Barton County - 118 - 20


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment updated its COVID-19 statistic on Monday. As of 9 a.m., there have been 67,862 cases statewide, resulting in 3,239 hospitalizations and 771 deaths. There were 2,055 new cases and eight new deaths since Friday. Oct. 9.

There have been 504,219 negative tests.

The state reports 58% of Kansas’ cases have been in males and 41.6% in females – the gender of the remaining 0.4% was not reported – but Barton County has consistently reported more females than males test positive. Of the county’s 639 cases reported to date, 378 (59%) were females and 261 (41%) were males.

The KDHE reports the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Barton County is 32, an increase of one since last Friday, which includes nine Intensive Care Unit admissions and five patients placed on mechanical ventilation. Eighteen of the Barton County patients have been discharged, although the data only includes cases with available discharge information reported to KDHE. The number of ICU admissions, patients on mechanical ventilation and discharges had not changed since Friday.