Two more COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
jrichmeier@leavenworthtimes.com
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Two more additional cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday in Leavenworth County, according to an update from the local Health Department.

A day earlier, seven additional cases had been reported in the county.

There have been a total of 1,120 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Leavenworth County since the beginning of the pandemic. That number 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.

The remaining 217 cases are what Leavenworth County Health Department officials refer to as community cases. The two additional cases reported Thursday are community cases.

Of the 217 community cases, 22 are considered active. Eight of the cases involving LCF inmates are still considered active. All of the people who tested positive for the virus at the Grossman Center have recovered, according to the update from the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Thirty-two Leavenworth County residents have been hospitalized in the past because of COVID-19. But no county resident currently is in the hospital because of COVID-19.

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

People who have symptoms they believe may be related to the coronavirus can contact the Leavenworth County Health Department at 913-250-2000, option 3, to be screened for testing. Phones at the Health Department are answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

People also can submit questions about COVID-19 to the Health Department’s Joint Information Center, jic@leavenworthcounty.gov

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