COVID-19 cases reach 1,100 in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

The number of COVID-19 cases that have been confirmed in Leavenworth County now total 1,100, the local Health Department reported Friday.

The 1,100 cases include 835 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth. This leaves 198 of what Health Department officials refer to as “community” cases.

The information released Friday by the Leavenworth County Health Department reported two additional community cases since the numbers were updated a day earlier.

There currently are 16 community cases in the county that are considered active.

Friday’s update also reduced the number of LCF inmates cases by one because an inmate has been transferred out of Leavenworth County.

Of the 835 inmate cases that have been reported at LCF, 28 are considered active, according to Friday’s update from the Health Department.

All of the people who tested positive for the virus at the Grossman Center have recovered.

As of Friday afternoon, no one from Leavenworth County was in the hospital because of COVID-19. Thirty-one people from the county have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Seven people from Leavenworth County, including four LCF inmates, have died as a result of COVID-19.

The United Way of Leavenworth County announced Friday that five local nonprofit agencies have been awarded federal funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds were made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a news release from the United Way.

The distribution of the funding to local agencies was determined by a board led by the United Way.

The local Salvation Army was awarded $14,759. The Alliance Against Family Violence was awarded $10,350. Leavenworth Interfaith Community of Hope was awarded $14,759. Catholic Charities received $15,489, and The Leavenworth Mission was awarded $6,840.

Officials with the Kansas Department of Children and Families have announced about 25 DCF offices will reopen Monday after having been closed due to concerns about COVID-19.

The DCF office in Leavenworth is not included in the list of the service centers that will reopen Monday. But offices in Atchison and Lawrence are among those that will reopen, according to a news release from DCF.

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