Sterling Village was identified as a COVID-19 cluster location on Wednesday. There have been nine cases with symptom onset in the last 14 days.
Each week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lists the locations that have had five or more cases with symptom onset in the last 14 days. The last date for symptom onset at Sterling Village was Friday, March 11.
The number of locations identified was down to three long-term care facilities on Wednesday. The other two were Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab in Baldwin City, with five cases, and Pleasant View Home in Inman, with seven cases. However, KDHE reported there are 133 active clusters statewide and 109 of those are at long-term care facilities.
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, Kansas has had 769,046 COVID-19 cases to date, resulting in 19,775 hospitalizations and 8,088 deaths. There were 226 new cases, 54 new hospitalizations and 60 new deaths reported since Monday. This includes two deaths in Barton County.
The total number of cases to date for Rush County was adjusted downward by one. Here are the area case totals as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with any change since Monday:
• Barton 6,482 (+1)
• Ellsworth 2,014 (+0)
• Pawnee 2,121 (+1)
• Rice 2,608 (+0)
• Rush 806 (-1)
• Russell 1,873 (+0)
• Stafford 1,134 (+0)
Here are the COVID-related death totals for area counties as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with any change since Monday.
• Barton 88 (+2)
• Ellsworth 31
• Pawnee 24
• Rice 22
• Rush 18
• Russell 37
• Stafford 26
The Great Bend Tribune also reports on COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Barton, Pawnee and Stafford counties.
• As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, 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. These numbers have not changed since Monday, March 7.
• Pawnee County has reported 77 hospital admissions, 15 ICU admissions and 51 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Friday, March 11.
• Stafford County has reported 36 hospital admissions, 15 ICU admissions and 23 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Jan. 5.