Seven more COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Seven additional cases of COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Leavenworth County, according to an update released by the local Health Department.

This increases the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county to date to 1,118.

That total includes 836 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Leavenworth County Health Department officials identify the remaining 215 cases as community cases. The seven additional cases reported Wednesday are community cases.

Of the 215 community cases, 22 are considered active at this time. Eight of the cases involving LCF inmates remain active. All of the people who tested positive at the Grossman Center have recovered.

Currently, no one from Leavenworth County is in the hospital as a result of COVID-19.

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

In the city of Leavenworth, officials continue to slowly reopen city facilities and lift other restrictions.

City Manager Paul Kramer said Wednesday during a virtual town hall meeting that people can once again reserve shelters in city parks.

“Our picnic tables are back out in our parks," he said.

Kramer said the city also has lifted a restriction for the campground at Riverfront Park. When the campground reopened last month, people who rented pads at the campground were required to have recreational vehicles or camping trailers with their own internal plumbing.

Kramer said this requirement is no longer in place, and people can rent sites at the campground for tents.

“We do still limit the spots,” he said.

He said every other camping spot is being kept open at this time for social distancing purposes.

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