The new case rate for COVID-19 was for Barton and its surrounding counties this past week was low, with fewer than 1 case per 10,000 people reported in each county.
That means there were 0 new cases reported in Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford counties. Barton County had two.
Statewide, three counties had a high new case rate, defined as 10 or more cases per 10,000 people. There were three new cases in Jewell County, four in Sheridan County, and three in Wichita County.
An additional seven counties had a “substantial” rate of 5-9.9 per 10,000 people, and the rest had low or moderate new case rates.
As of Wednesday, April 26, there were 569 new cases and 11 new deaths related to COVID-19 reported statewide since Wednesday, April 19.