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Harvey County adds 14 COVID-19 cases

Chad Frey
cfrey@thekansan.com
The Kansan

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Harvey County reported 15 new COVID-19 infections in two days, with the most recent case report coming Thursday morning.

Eleven of those new cases came on one day.

Harvey County has had 133 COVID-19 cases to date, including 129 confirmed and four probable cases. There are 23 known active cases in Harvey County. One individual remains hospitalized.

There have been 2,986 tests for COVID-19 conducted in Harvey County.

The county was identified as a community spread county on July 10. Community spread means individuals have been infected with COVID-19 in the area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

A county face covering order was put in place July 14.

The recently confirmed cases include:

• A woman in her 60s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

• A woman in her 50s. She had known out-of-state travel.

• A woman in her 20s. Her source of exposure is unknown.

• A girl between 10 and 19 years old. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

• A girl under 10 years old. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case

• A man in his 40s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

• A man in his 30s. His source of exposure is unknown.

• A man in his 20s. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

• A man in his 20s. His source of exposure is unknown.

• A boy between 10 and 19 years old. He is a close contact of a known active case.

• A boy between 10 and 19 years old. He is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

• A woman in her 40s. She is a close contact in the family unit of a known active case.

• A woman in her 20s. This case is under investigation.

• A girl under 10 years old. This case is under investigation.

• A man in his 20s. His source of exposure is unknown.

All of the individuals are in home isolation. The health department will regularly monitor the health of the individuals, as well as follow up on all close contacts.