TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment updated its COVID-19 statistics on Friday. As of 9 a.m., there have been 134,533 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 4,682 hospitalizations and 1,410 deaths statewide. There were 5,939 new cases, 84 new deaths and 121 new hospitalizations reported since Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Barton County’s last update was issued at 5 p.m. Thursday, stating there have been 1,407 positive cases. However, by 9 a.m. Friday, KDHE showed 1,455 cases for Barton County.
The state also showed two additional hospital admissions in Barton County this past week, both in the 0-9 years age group. As of Friday, 52 COVID-19 hospitalizations have been reported in the county, resulting in 11 intensive care unit admissions and six patients on mechanical ventilation. There have been 35 discharged patients to date, although the data only includes cases with available discharge information reported to KDHE.
Great Bend USD 428
Great Bend USD 428 reports it received two notifications of COVID-19 incidents on Friday.
• A student at Eisenhower Elementary tested positive, and four student quarantines were expected due to close contact.
• A student at Great Bend High School tested positive. Four students and one staff quarantine were expected.