A fourth positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Barton County, county Public Information Officer Donna Zimmerman said Wednesday afternoon. The case is in the rural northeast part of the county.
This individual has a known travel history, Zimmerman said.
“This does not mean that unidentified cases do not exist elsewhere in the county and precautions should be taken by all residents of the county in all areas.”
County officials continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action, including the issuance of quarantine/isolation orders, Zimmerman said. To date, 42 quarantine/isolation orders have been served in various locations in Barton County.
“This is a very serious and sometimes deadly virus,” Zimmerman said. “We strongly encourage the public to take this pandemic seriously by practicing social distancing and staying home if at all possible.”
She said they will continue to provide further information as it becomes available.
Refer to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment website for additional information and statewide statistics at www.kdheks.gov/.