Statewide, there have been 58,629 positive COVID-19 cases as of 9 a.m. Monday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported. There have been 2,852 hospitalizations and 637 deaths. There were 2,037 new cases and five new deaths reported since Friday, Sept. 25.
Gov. Laura Kelly commented Monday afternoon at her weekly news conference. “Today we saw the highest number of cases in a single reporting period,” she said.
Barton County has not sent an update this week, as of 6:10 p.m. Monday. The last report, sent at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, showed the county has had 492 positive cases; 142 of those are active and there have been seven COVID-19 related deaths.
Great Bend USD 428
Great Bend USD 428 reports it received two notifications of COVID-19 incidents on Sunday, each one showing that a student at Lincoln Elementary School had tested positive. In the first case, five students were expected to receive quarantine notices. In the second case, seven students were expected to receive quarantine notices.
KDHE shows Barton County has had 25 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including six intensive care unit admissions and four placed on mechanical ventilation, as reported by health-care providers and local health departments into the electronic disease surveillance system, EpiTrax. Available data shows 14 patients have been discharged.
Johns Hopkins University shows Barton County has had 498 confirmed cases and seven deaths. Pawnee County has had 414 cases and one death.