The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Leavenworth County has now reached at least 156, according to the local Health Department.

Of those, 116 are considered to be active cases. Thirty-seven people from Leavenworth County have recovered from COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Three people from the county have died as a result of COVID-19, according to an update released Friday afternoon by the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Two people from Leavenworth County currently are hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. A total of 21 Leavenworth County residents have been hospitalized due to the virus since the outbreak began.

People can find the daily update from the Health Department on the county government’s website at

Friday’s update from the Health Department counts 50 inmates from the Lansing Correctional Facility among the 156 COVID-19 cases that have been confirmed in the county.

However, the Kansas Department of Corrections reported Friday that a total of 57 LCF inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Todd Farley, a member of the county’s COVID-19 response team, has blamed discrepancies between the Health Department’s count of inmate cases and KDOC’s figures on differences in the timing of when the agencies receive updated results.

According to KDOC, 25 of the LCF inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.

The KDOC also reported Friday that a total of 66 LCF employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, eight have been able to return to work.

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