Three more casis of COVID-19 reported

Newton Kansan

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Three more cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Harvey County by the county health department.

The cases bring the total number of cases in the county since the outbreak began to 24.

One case involved a woman in her 20s. She was a close contact of another active case. She was previously quarantined and is now isolated at home. Se was tested by a private lab.

Two of the cases involved a male and a female, each between the ages of 10- to 19-years old. Both had traveled out of state. Both are in home isolation. Both were tested by private labs.

There are nine active cases of COVID-19 in the county. There have been 1,302 tests conducted in the county.

“We stay in communication with our local health partners as we monitor our recent increase in

cases. COVID-19 continues to be a public health concern, and one without a verified treatment or vaccine,” Harvey County Health Department Director Lynnette Redington said. “Taking preventative steps such as frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a face cover when you can’t maintain social distancing are still the best ways to protect yourself and others.”

As of Monday, there have been 12,465 cases in Kansas with 154,770 completed tests.

Harvey County is in the Phase Out of the county reopening plan. Visitation remains at long-term care facilities through Tuesday.

The county health department has a briefing scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.