Nine additional COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Nine additional cases of the COVID-19 have been reported in Leavenworth County.

The new cases were reported in an update released Wednesday by the Leavenworth County Health Department. This was the Health Department’s first update since Monday afternoon.

The nine new cases are what Leavenworth County Health Department officials refer to as community cases.

To date, there have been 1,171 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Leavenworth County, according to the Health Department’s update.

That number includes 848 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving inmates and staff at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the remaining 256 community cases, 38 are considered active. Eleven of the cases involving LCF inmates also are considered active.

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

Two Leavenworth County residents are in the hospital because of COVID-19. This includes a new hospitalization that was reported Wednesday by the Health Department.

A total of 35 county residents have been hospitalized because of the virus since the start of the pandemic.

Seven Leavenworth County residents, including four LCF inmates, have died from COVID-19.

In addition to the 1,171 confirmed cases, 6,211 county residents who have been tested for the virus have had negative results.

People who have what they believe to be symptoms of COVID-19 can contact the Leavenworth County Health Department’s screening hotline, 913-250-2000, option 3, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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