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Harvey County confirms COVID-19 death, 14 new cases

Staff Writer
The Kansan
The Kansan

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The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed the death of a Harvey County resident attributed to COVID-19 — and a large increase in the number of cases in the county.

“We have had a 79 percent increase in cases in a week,” said Lynette Redington, director of the Harvey County Health Department.

A Harvey County man in his 70s, had been hospitalized with COVID-19 died Saturday.

This is the third death of a Harvey County resident with COVID-19.

A female in her 30s died April 9. Her cause of death was defined as acute leukemia. A female in her 50s died April 6. She was determined probable for COVID-19 because the case met clinical criteria with a presumptive-positive lab test for blood work, but was negative in nasal swab testing for an active COVID-19 virus.

Harvey County has had 95 COVID-19 cases to date, including 91 confirmed and four probable cases.

There are 41 known active cases in Harvey County. Two individuals are hospitalized. There have been 2,529 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.

Additionally, the Health Department has confirmed 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County. The confirmed cases include:

A female in her 20s. This case is under investigation.

A female in her 20s. This case is under investigation.

A female in her 20s. This case is under investigation.

A female in her 20s. This case is under investigation.

A female in her 20s. She is a close contact of a known active case.

A female between 10-and-19 years old. This case is under investigation.

A female between 10-and-19 years old. This case is under investigation.

A male in his 60s. He is hospitalized. This case is under investigation.

A male in his 60s. This case is under investigation.

A male in his 50s. He is a close contact of a known active case. He has already met recovery criteria.

A male in his 40s. He is a close contact of a known active case.

A male in his 30s. He is a close contact of a known active case.

A male in his 20s. He is a close contact of a known active case.

A male between 10-and-19 years old. His source of exposure is unknown.

Thirteen of the individuals are in home isolation.