Six new COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

The Leavenworth County Health Department has reported six new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

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

All of the new cases reported Wednesday are what Health Department officials refer to as community cases.

The Health Department also reported Wednesday that two cases that previously had been counted in Leavenworth County have been transferred to other locations. This impacts the total number of recorded cases in the county.

To date, there have been 1,196 positive cases of the coronavirus in Leavenworth County. This number includes 849 cases involving inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility and 67 cases involving staff and inmates at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the remaining 280 community cases, 47 are considered active at this time. Nine LCF inmate cases are active.

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

As of Wednesday afternoon, two Leavenworth County residents were in the hospital because of COVID-19. This number reflects one new hospitalization since Monday.

Thirty-seven 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.

A total of 1,134 people in Leavenworth County have recovered from the virus. This includes 837 inmates at LCF and 67 people at the Grossman Center.

On Monday, the Leavenworth County Health Department reported that two confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been linked to events that took place June 29-30 at the Field of Dreams Athletic Complex in Basehor.

Stephanie Sloop, a spokeswoman for the county’s COVID-19 response team, said Wednesday in an email that officials will not know if additional cases are linked to the athletic complex until more test results are available.

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