The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday afternoon that there are now 482 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Kansas, including 10 deaths.
The KDHE said it continues to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified around the world, including in the United States. The first case in the U.S. was announced Jan. 21.
In Kansas, KDHE announced there were several new positive cases today. Residents of other states tested in Kansas are counted in their residential state’s numbers by the CDC and are not included in Kansas numbers.
According to test results updated Wednesday there have been 482 positive, including 10 deaths. In a break down per county: Atchison 1, Barton 2, Bourbon 3, Butler 5, Chautauqua 1, Cherokee 3, Clay 1, Coffey 16, Crawford 5, Doniphan 1, Douglas 31, Finney 1, Franklin 7, Gove 1, Harvey 2, Jackson 1, Jefferson 1, Johnson 143, Labette 1, Leavenworth 25, Linn 5, Lyon 12, McPherson 5, Mitchell 2, Montgomery 6, Morris 2, Neosho 1, Osage 3, Ottawa 1, Pottawatomie 2, Pratt 1, Reno 8, Riley 4, Saline 1, Sedgwick 64, Shawnee 18, Stafford 1, Stevens 1, Sumner 1, Woodson 3 and Wyandotte 93.
In a breakdown of demographics of those affected: 242 females, 240 males between the ages of 0-95 with the median age 55.
As of Wednesday, there had been 5,411 negative tests in Kansas.
In KDHE’s response, on March 27, new guidance on quarantine recommendations for those who have traveled is available on the website at www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus.
In addition, KDHE has created a toolkit of Kansas-specific guidance to help local public health departments engage with their community partners on COVID-19 planning at www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus. New information is added daily.
KDHE has staff monitoring phones 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at 1-866-534-3463 and an email for general inquiries at COVID-10@KS.gov. Please note contact numbers are for general questions and cannot provide anyone with medical evaluations.
Anyone who is feeling ill is advised to please stay home and call a healthcare provider.