20 new COVID-19 cases reported in county

John Richmeier
Courtesy: Leavenworth County Health Department

Twenty new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Leavenworth County.

The new cases were reported in an update released Wednesday afternoon by the Leavenworth County Health Department.

The Health Department releases COVID-19 updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Of the new cases, 19 are what Health Department officials refer to as community cases. The remaining new case involves an inmate at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

The Leavenworth County Health Department initially reported a higher number of new cases Wednesday. But the numbers were adjusted after it was confirmed two cases involved people who do not live in the county.

The Health Department also reported Wednesday that three Leavenworth County residents are currently in the hospital because of COVID-19. This marks one additional hospitalization since Monday.

A total of 48 county residents have been hospitalized because of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

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

To date, 1,503 county residents have tested positive for the virus. This number includes 851 cases involving LCF inmates and 67 cases involving inmates and personnel at the Grossman Center halfway house in Leavenworth.

Of the remaining 585 community cases, 127 are considered active. There also is one active case involving an LCF inmate.

In addition to the 1,503 positive cases, 10,417 Leavenworth County residents who were tested for the virus received negative results. That includes 283 negative results that have been reported since Monday.

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