33 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Thirty-three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Leavenworth County from over the weekend.

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

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

To date, there have been a total of 1,285 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Leavenworth County. That number includes 849 cases involving Lansing Correctional Facility inmates and 67 cases involving staff and inmates at the Grossman Center Halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the remaining 369 community cases, 97 are considered active.

There are no longer any active cases among LCF inmates or inmates and staff at the Grossman Center, according to the Health Department update.

Currently, there are two people from Leavenworth County who are hospitalized because of COVID-19. Three hospitalizations were reported Friday, but one person had been released from the hospital by the time of Monday’s update.

A total of 41 Leavenworth County residents, including 11 LCF inmates, have been hospitalized because of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

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

In addition to the 1,285 positive cases, 8,235 people in Leavenworth County who have been tested for COVID-19 have received negative results. That includes 434 negative results that have been reported since Friday.

People who believe they have symptoms of COVID-19 can call the Leavenworth County Health Department’s screening hotline, 913-250-2000, option 3. The hotline is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

People also can submit questions by email to jic@leavenworthcounty.gov

In emergency situations, people should call 911.

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