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Local, statewide COVID stats updated
covid-19 Barton

As of Friday morning, there were 2,482 total COVID-19 cases in Barton County with 10 of those being active, according to a report issued by Public Information Officer Donna Zimmerman.

The update also noted that 6,999 quarantine-isolation orders had been issued, 32 of which remained active. As for gender, 1,059 of the total positive cases were in males and 1,423 in females.

No new deaths were reported. So far, Barton County remains at 48 fatalities.

Below is a breakdown of the total cases and current active cases in Barton County Communities:

• Albert - 11 and none 

• Claflin - 69 and none 

• Ellinwood - 215 and two

• Great Bend - 1509 and six

• Hoisington - 235 and none 

• Olmitz - 12 and none

• Pawnee Rock - 15 and none

• Rural Barton County - 416 and two 

Area counties reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 since Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The state updates its figures Mondays and Wednesdays.

Here are the total positive and probable COVID-19 cases for area counties, followed by the number of deaths, to date (historically, there has been some variation between numbers at the state level and those released by the counties):

• Barton, 2,580 cases, 48 deaths

• Ellsworth, 1,213, 25

• Pawnee, 1,142, 14

• Rice, 1,062, 12

• Rush, 427, 14

• Russell, 849, 27

• Stafford, 334, 9

Statewide to date, Kansas has had 297,748 cases, resulting in 9,503 hospitalizations and 4,824 statewide deaths as of Friday afternoon. There have been 9,503 of 145,122 cases that have been hospitalized. 

There have been 38,860 positive tests at state and 202,509 at private labs. There have been 987,566 negative diagnostic tests conducted at state and private labs

The age range is birth to 108 years (median 39 years). Gender wise, 154,257 cases are female and 141,894 are male and 1,597 unknown.

These are all up just slightly from the Monday report.