25 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Leavenworth County on Monday.

This was the first update of COVID-19 cases released by the Leavenworth County Health Department since Friday.

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

The Health Department also reported Monday that a COVID-19 case that previously had been counted in Leavenworth County has been reassigned to another county. The change was made because the case involves someone who does not reside in Leavenworth County. The change impacts the overall total number of cases in Leavenworth County.

To date, there have been 1,361 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Leavenworth County. That number includes 850 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 444 community cases, 121 are considered active. There also is one active case involving an LCF inmate, according to the update released by the Health Department.

Currently, four people from Leavenworth County are in the hospital because of COVID-19. This means there has been one additional hospitalization since Friday.

A total of 44 people from the county 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 1,361 confirmed cases, 8,801 people from Leavenworth County who were tested have received negative results including 112 negative results that have come in since Friday.

A spike in COVID-19 cases across the country has resulted in the American Red Cross having an emergency shortage of convalescent plasma.

Convalescent plasma is plasma that is collected from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies that might help fight the disease in others, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross has seen the demand for convalescent plasma more than double over the last month.

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