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Lyons and St. John schools named COVID-19 clusters
Two area deaths added to KDHE count
Coronavirus breaking news

Lyons High School in Rice County and St. John Jr./Sr. High School in Stafford County were added to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s list of COVID-19 exposure locations on Wednesday.

On the list for the second consecutive week were the Dominican Sisters of Peace in Great Bend, listed as a health care location.

The Barton County Jail, Roosevelt Elementary School in Hoisington, Sterling Village in Rice County and Macksville Junior/Senior High in Stafford County are no longer on the list.

Every Wednesday, KDHE publishes the locations that have five or more COVID-19 cases with symptom onset dates in the last 14 days. Here is the information for locations on the list this week:

• Dominican Sisters of Peace - 9 cases in the last 14 days, with the last onset date on Sept. 12

• Lyons High School - 6 cases, last onset date Sept. 9

• St. John Jr./Sr. High School - 16 cases, last onset date Sept. 10.


As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 393,696 COVID-19 cases in Kansas, resulting in 13,326 hospitalizations and 5,801 statewide deaths. There have been 18 MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children) cases association with COVID-19. There were 3,665 new cases, 131 new hospitalizations and 28 new deaths since Monday.

Here are the total confirmed and probable cases for area counties as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, and the change since Monday:

• Barton 3,258 (+61)

• Ellsworth 1,299 (+4)

• Pawnee 1,241 (+11)

• Rice 1,282 (+10)

• Rush 479 (+2)

• Russell 978 (+14)

• Stafford 473 (+17)

KDHE reported two more deaths related to COVID-19 were confirmed in area counties since Monday – one in Ellsworth County and one in Pawnee County. Area death totals as of Wednesday:

• Barton 51

• Ellsworth 26

• Pawnee 15

• Rice 13

• Rush 15

• Russell 30

• Stafford 13

Barton County has reported 105 COVID-19 related hospitalizations to date – an increase of two since Monday – and Pawnee County has reported 56, a number unchanged since Monday.