The Barton County Health Department reported the first confirmed positive case of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) in Barton County. Testing was confirmed on Monday, March 30 at 11 a.m.
The case involves a female patient over the age of age 60 with a travel history, officials stated in a news release. The patient has been in quarantine for a week, is in isolation at home and expects a full recovery.
The Barton County Health Department is doing patient contact investigation to learn who the patient may have had contact with while symptomatic. Any individuals who are at of risk exposure will be contacted as soon as possible. The Health Department will monitor all contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms.
No further information about the patient will be released.
The statement reminds every to “please practice good hygiene by coughing into your sleeve, frequently washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, disinfect high-touch areas continually and practice social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot perimeter.”
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.