The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Leavenworth County has increased to a total of 75, according to a daily update released Friday by the local Health Department.
Eight Leavenworth County residents are hospitalized as a result of the disease.
So far, one person from Leavenworth County has died as a result of COVID-19.
In addition to the 75 cases that have been confirmed through testing, Health Department officials believe there are 103 probable cases in the county based on people who have reported having symptoms.
Todd Farley, a member of an incident management team for the county’s COVID-19 response, said people continue to report having symptoms to the Leavenworth County Health Department. But not everyone who reports symptoms meets the criteria of a probable case.
Farley said he encourages people with symptoms to continue to self report to the Leavenworth County Health Department.
“You’re not in trouble or anything,” he said.
He said the self reporting helps the Health Department keep track of probable cases. And public health nurses can provide important information to the callers.
People can self report their symptoms to the Leavenworth County Health Department by calling 913-250-2000, option 3.
The Health Department’s daily update Friday included an updated map of the county. The map provides the number of confirmed and probable cases for specific areas.
According to the map, the city of Leavenworth has had 89 confirmed and probable cases. The city of Lansing and Delaware Township have had 42 confirmed and probable cases. The cities of Basehor and Tonganoxie each have had 10 confirmed and probable cases.
The number of employees at the Lansing Correctional Facility who have tested positive for the coronavirus increased Friday to a total of 16, according to a Kansas Department of Corrections website.
Twelve inmates at the prison have tested positive for the virus.
The Lansing Correctional Facility remains the only prison operated by the Kansas Department of Corrections to have confirmed cases of COVID-19.