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Schools, counties, report fewer COVID-19 cases

Great Bend USD 428 started the week with one active case of COVID-19, at Great Bend Middle School.

The single active case was reported at 8:05 a.m. Monday on the USD 428 website. So far this semester, there have been 574 resolved cases.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that as of 9 a.m. Monday, there have been 767,870 COVID-19 cases to date, with 19,570 hospitalizations and 7,988 statewide deaths. There were 388 new cases, 80 new hospitalizations and five new deaths reported since Friday.

Area counties reported only one or two new cases, if any.

Here are the area case numbers as of 9 a.m. Monday, with any change since Friday:

• Barton 6,478 (+2) 

• Ellsworth 2,012 (+0)

• Pawnee 2,118 (+0)

• Rice 2,598 (+2)

• Rush 808 (+0)

• Russell 1,871 (+1)

• Stafford 1,134 (+1)

Area deaths

Here are the COVID-related death totals for area counties as of 9 a.m. Monday. There have been no new deaths reported since Feb. 16.

• Barton 86 

• Ellsworth 31

• Pawnee 23

• Rice 22 

• Rush 18

• Russell 36 

• Stafford 26


The Great Bend Tribune also reports on COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Barton, Pawnee and Stafford counties.

• As of 9 a.m. Monday, Barton County has reported 176 hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, including 32 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to date, and 114 discharged patients reported to KDHE. This represents one new hospitalization since Friday.

• Pawnee County has reported 76 hospital admissions, 15 ICU admissions and 50 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Feb. 16. 

• Stafford County has reported 36 hospital admissions, 15 ICU admissions and 23 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Jan. 5.