Updated 5:48 p.m. April 17, 2020, to provide additional information
Leavenworth County has had its second death as a result of COVID-19.
The Leavenworth County Health Department reported Friday that a man in his 80s who lived in the county died from the disease.
The man, who had been hospitalized, was known to have had contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, according to a news release from the Health Department.
"I am deeply saddened by the news of another death in our community and offer my condolences to the family during these difficult times," Leavenworth County Health Officer Jamie Miller said in the release.
A woman in her 50s who had underlying health conditions was the first Leavenworth County resident to die from COVID-19. Her death was reported April 3.
A total of 117 people in Leavenworth County have tested positive for the coronavirus. Of those, 94 are considered to be active cases. Twenty-one people in the county have recovered from the disease, according to a daily update released Friday afternoon by the Health Department.
Currently, there are eight people from Leavenworth County who are hospitalized because of the coronavirus.
In addition to the 117 confirmed cases, Health Department officials have identified 104 probable cases based on people who have reported symptoms but have not been tested.
A cluster of COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Lansing Correctional Facility. As of 5 p.m. Friday, 39 employees of LCF have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 30 inmates have tested positive for the virus, according to a website for the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Kansans remain under a statewide stay-at-home order. The order was scheduled to expire Sunday, but Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday she was extending the order.
On Thursday, Kelly issued an executive order extending the stay-at-home restrictions until May 3.
The order allows people to leave their homes for essential activities such as buying groceries or visiting the doctor.
"Everyone needs to do their part, stay home whenever possible, limit the exposure of your family and community," Miller said in a news release.
The Kansas Supreme Court announced Friday that district court offices in several counties will resume issuing marriage licenses even though court offices remain closed to in-person contact due to the coronavirus.
Leavenworth County District Court is not one of the locations that is resuming the issuing of marriage licenses. However, people in Leavenworth County can utilize district court offices from six other counties including neighboring Douglas County to obtain marriage licenses.
The new process, which will begin Monday, will utilize communication by phone, email and U.S. mail.
In order to start the process, a Leavenworth County resident will need to call one of the following court offices – Crawford County District Court, 620-231-0380, Douglas County District Court, 785-832-5256, Ellis County District Court, 785-628-9415, Finney County District Court, 620-271-6120, Ford County District Court, 620-227-4609, or Harvey County District Court, 316-284-6890.
"We encourage applicants to be patient with district staff who will be working to meet this need while continuing to operate at reduced staffing in compliance with public health recommendations," Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert said in a news release.