10 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Ten additional cases of COVID-19 were reported from over the weekend in Leavenworth County, according to an update released Monday by the local Health Department.

Seven of the new cases are what Leavenworth County Health Department officials refer to as community cases. Three new cases also were reported among inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility, according to the update from the Leavenworth County Health Department.

Two people from Leavenworth County currently are in the hospital because of COVID-19.

A total of 1,132 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Leavenworth County since the start of the pandemic. That number includes 839 cases involving LCF inmates and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the 226 community cases that have been reported in the county, 25 are considered active. Eleven cases involving inmates at LCF are considered active. There are no active cases at the Grossman Center.

A total of 34 Leavenworth County residents have been hospitalized because of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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

The Leavenworth County Department has been releasing updated COVID-19 figures for the county each day Monday through Friday. But Health Department officials announced Monday they will start releasing updates only three times per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is the practice that is being followed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for releasing statewide information about COVID-19 cases.

The most recent update from the Leavenworth County Health Department can be found at www.leavenworthcounty.gov/covid

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