Marshall County reported two active COVID-19 cases Monday, according to the local health department. There were five pending tests.
“Marshall County, we must continue to push this virus away! Social distance, wear a mask, wash our hands, stay home if sick. We need to do the best we can with the resources we have,” wrote county health nurse Sue Rhodes on the agency’s Facebook page Monday.
The two cases brought the county’s total to 15 positive tests and 679 negative tests since recording began in the pandemic.
Statewide, Kansas had recorded 42,612 positive cases as of Monday and 446 deaths. Negative tests totaled 370,637.
In neighboring Nemaha County, the health department reported Monday one active case and 53 recovered and one death from the virus.
Four of Nemaha’s cases have been in the 0 to 9-year-old age group so far. Overall, cases have been in all age groups, including four cases in the 90- to 99-year-old age group.
Nemaha County reported 1,189 negative tests so far.
In Washington County, health officials reported 10 active cases of coronavirus over the past week, bringing the county’s total so far to 12.
“The individuals are currently maintaining in-home isolation and (have) no underlying health conditions,” the Washington County Health Department reported in news releases issued after the cases were confirmed. “Washington County Health Department is working to identify any close contacts of the individuals, and those who were exposed will be contacted as soon as possible. We will be monitoring these contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms. No further information about the patients will be released.”
People who display symptoms are asked to contact the Washington County Health Department at 785-325-2600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Friday, the health department issued a news release that a positive case had been identified as attending an Aug. 22 gathering at a pond a mile north of the Pony Express Truck Stop. Those attending were possibly exposed, the news release said, and were asked to monitor themselves for 14 days.
“If symptoms develop, please stay home and contact your health care provider or local health department for guidance on testing.”
In Riley County as of Monday, 523 active cases were reported by health officials. The county so far has had a total 922 confirmed cases and five deaths.
With Kansas State University in Manhattan, young adults are the largest number of cases by far. The average age for cases is 28.4, although all age groups have had some cases.
Just to the north in Nebraska, Gage County had recorded 31 positive cases in the past 14 days and Lancaster County, which includes Lincoln, had 600 positives in the same period.
Nebraska has recorded 34,287 positive cases overall and 328,788 labeled as “tested, not detected.” The state had 397 deaths as of Monday.