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Six additional COVID-19 deaths reported in Barton County
State death toll tops 2,000
covid daily anouncement dec 11

On Friday, Barton County Administrator Phil Hathcock reported six additional deaths related to COVID-19 and 73 additional positive cases since the last update on Tuesday, Dec. 8. These numbers do not include any testing done at the NIC USA site at Barton Community College.

This year, Barton County has had 1,842 positive cases – 789 males and 1,053 females – including 19 deaths. As of Friday evening, 193 of the total cases were active. There have been 6,055 quarantine or isolation orders issued and 306 are active.

The new cases include 34 males and 39 females; four reside in Albert, one in Claflin, four in Ellinwood, 52 in Great Bend, eight in Hoisington and four in rural Barton County.

Great Bend USD 428

Great Bend USD 428’s latest COVID-19 reports show one student at Great Bend High School tested positive on Thursday, with contact tracing not yet complete. One student at Eisenhower Elementary School tested positive on Friday and was determined to have contact with one additional student.


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports there have been 185,294 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 5,800 hospitalizations and 2,072 deaths statewide as of 9 a.m. Friday. There were 5,491 new cases, 131 new deaths and 146 new hospitalizations reported since Wednesday, Dec. 9. There have been 705,423 negative tests.

KDHE shows Barton county with 1,900 total cases and Pawnee County with 847. Other area county totals: Ellsworth 894, Rice 608, Rush 301, Russell 634 and Stafford 242.