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Barton County sees more hospital admissions for COVID, three in ICU

Eight Barton County residents have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the past week, and three of those have gone to an Intensive Care Unit, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Four hospitalizations and one new ICU admission were reported Wednesday, and four more admissions, two in ICU, were reported Friday morning.

To date, Kansas has had 447,794 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 15,255 hospitalizations and 6,618 statewide deaths as of 9 a.m. Friday. There were 2,705 new cases, 55 new hospitalizations and five new deaths reported since Wednesday, including one death in Ellsworth County.

Area case totals

Here are the total cases for area counties as of 9 a.m. Friday, with the change since last Wednesday:

• Barton 4,117 (+40)

• Ellsworth 1,432 (+5)

• Pawnee 1,527 (+10)

• Rice 1,504 (+14)

• Rush 534 (+7)

• Russell 1,231 (+12)

• Stafford 659 (+15)

Area deaths

Here are the death totals for area counties as of 9 a.m. Friday, with any change since Wednesday.

• Barton 62 

• Ellsworth 31 (+1)

• Pawnee 19

• Rice 15  

• Rush 16

• Russell 33 

• Stafford 17

Hospitalizations as of Friday

Barton County has reported 139 hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, an increase of four since Wednesday. The number of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions increased by two to 30. The number of discharged patients reported to KDHE is 93, up three from Wednesday. The median age of Barton County patients admitted so far this month is 53.

Pawnee County has reported 65 hospital admissions and 14 ICU admissions to date, and 46 discharged patients. These numbers have not changed since last Monday. The median age of Pawnee County patients admitted so far this month is 42.

Stafford County has reported 27 hospitalizations, up two from Wednesday. The 10 ICU admissions and 17 discharged patients reported have not unchanged since Friday, Oct. 29.