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Pawnee Co. reports positive COVID-19 cases

Pawnee County has joined the ranks of central Kansas counties with confirmed COVID-19 cases. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there were two positive cases there as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 3.

On Tuesday, the Pawnee County Health Department reported the first case, stating it “involves an individual from the city of Larned, that is recovering at home. No further information will be released about the patient.” That afternoon, it reported there were two cases but that future cases would not be announced by the county.

Statewide, there were 10,170 cases from 89 counties with 222 deaths reported. There have been 890 of 6,865 cases that have been hospitalized.

There have been 97,883 negative tests conducted at KDHE and private labs.

The age range is 0 years to 103 years (median 41 years).

KDHE also reports there are 135 clusters (43 closed and 92 active) accounting for 5,244 cases and 152 deaths.

• Corrections: 3 clusters, 1,018 cases, 6 deaths

• School/Daycare: 1 cluster, 2 cases

• Gatherings: 14 clusters (8 closed) 168 cases, 12 deaths

• Group Living: 6 clusters (4 closed) 54 cases, 2 deaths

• Health care: 5 clusters (3 closed) 44 cases

• Long-term Care: 34 clusters (11 closed) 731 cases, 117 deaths

• Meatpacking: 10 clusters, 2,767 cases and 10 deaths

• Private Industry: 62 clusters (17 closed) 460 cases, 5 deaths

Barton County had 44 confirmed cases. According to Barton County Clerk and Public Information Officer Donna Zimmerman, 15 of those positive cases were still active as of Monday morning. There has been one death in the county attributed to COVID-19.

Other area counties with positive cases were: Edwards, 5; Ellis, 11; Ellsworth 2; Ness, 3; Rice 4; Stafford 1. There are 16 counties with zero confirmed cases, including Rush and Russell counties.

Ford and Finny counties have the most cases, 1,804 and 1,478, respectively. They are followed by Wyandotte, 1,457; Leavenworth, 1,097 and Johnson, 893.