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COVID-19 hospitalizations continue
No new area deaths reported since Wednesday
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that Kansas has had 434,646 COVID-19 cases to date, resulting in 14,853 hospitalizations and 6,415 statewide deaths as of 9 a.m. Friday. There were 1,916 new cases, 83 new hospitalizations and 70 new deaths reported since Wednesday, Oct. 27. There were no new deaths reported in Barton County or the surrounding counties.

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

• Barton 3,921 (+23)

• Ellsworth 1,396 (+1)

• Pawnee 1,489 (+8)

• Rice 1,471 (+8)

• Rush 515 (+7)

• Russell 1,152 (+14)

• Stafford 608 (+4)

Barton County has reported 124 hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, an increase of three since Wednesday. This includes one new intensive care unit (ICU) admission, bringing the total to 26. Eighty-five discharged patients have been reported to KDHE, up from 81 total reported last Wednesday. With the new admissions, the median age of Barton County patients admitted in October rose from 60 to 61.

Pawnee County has reported 62 hospital admissions, an increase of one, with 14 ICU admissions and 43 discharged patients to date (both unchanged). With the new admission, the median age of Pawnee County patients admitted in October rose from 50 to 53.

Stafford County has reported 25 hospitalizations, including 10 ICU admissions, and 17 discharged patients. The median age for October is 66. This is an increase of one discharged patient since Wednesday. Other numbers are unchanged.