A third person from Leavenworth County has died as a result of COVID-19. And the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county now totals 135, according to the Leavenworth County Health Department.
A daily update released Monday by the Health Department indicated there has been a third death of a county resident. But the report did not provide any additional details about the person who died.
The first COVID-19-related death in Leavenworth County was reported April 3 and involved a woman in her 50s who had underlying health conditions.
The second death was reported Friday and involved a man in his 80s.
Currently, five people from Leavenworth County are hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. A total of 19 people from the county have been hospitalized since the outbreak started, according to information from the Health Department.
Twenty-five people from the county have recovered from COVID-19. And 107 of the 135 confirmed cases are considered active at this time.
Forty of the 135 confirmed cases in Leavenworth County are inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility.
As of 4:16 p.m. Monday, the Kansas Department of Corrections reported on a website that 47 staff members of LCF also have tested positive for the coronavirus.
KDOC officials reported Monday that all of LCF is on a lockdown status due to staffing issues and the increase in COVID-19 cases.
As part of its daily updates, the Leavenworth County Health Department previously released a map indicating the number of confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases for specific areas of the county.
On Monday, the Health Department released a map showing only the number of confirmed cases for specific areas.
According to the map, the city of Leavenworth has the highest number of confirmed cases – 56.
The city of Lansing and Delaware Township have a total of 54 confirmed cases. Forty of those cases are LCF inmates.
Todd Farley, a member of a team working on the county’s response to COVID-19, said the Leavenworth County Health Department still wants to hear from people who have not been tested for COVID-19 but are experiencing symptoms associated with the disease.
People with symptoms can call the Health Department 913-250-2000, option 3, and speak with a health care professional.
Health Department officials announced Monday that expanded testing capabilities may soon be available in Leavenworth County. The expanded testing could be available as early as the end of the week.