There are now 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Leavenworth County.
And Leavenworth County Health Department officials believe there are an additional 102 likely cases of the disease based on people who have reported having symptoms.
These numbers are from a daily update released Thursday afternoon by the Health Department.
"We have not even reached the pinnacle yet, so we will continue to see the numbers rise," Todd Farley said.
Farley is a member of an incident management team for the county’s COVID-19 response.
Thursday’s update from the Health Department included a map of Leavenworth County that indicates the number of confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus in specific areas of the county.
According to the map, there have now been 72 confirmed or probable cases reported in the city of Leavenworth. This is the area of the county with the highest number of cases.
Farley said the fact that Leavenworth is more densely populated than other areas of the county is one likely reason why more cases have been reported in the city.
Three people in the county who were confirmed to have COVID-19 have recovered from the disease.
Five people from Leavenworth County have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19.
There have been no deaths reported in Leavenworth County as a result of the virus.
A statewide stay home order remains in effect. The order allows people to go out of their homes for activities that are considered essential such as buying groceries or visiting the doctor.
Farley recommends only one person per household go to the grocery store.
"Don’t take your whole family," he said.
Leavenworth County Health Department officials continue to ask residents who experience symptoms of COVID-19 to self report their cases by calling 913-250-2000, option 3.
A copy of the Health Department’s daily update can be found at www.leavenworthcounty.gov/covid