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The Harvey County Health Department has confirmed its sixth presumptive-positive case of
coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Harvey County.
The confirmed case is a man in his 40s. He was in contact with another individual with COVID-
19 in another county.
The man is in home isolation. The Health Department will regularly monitor the individual, as
well as follow up on all contacts.
As of today, the KDHE had confirmed 3,328 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas. Of Harvey County’s
six confirmed cases, three individuals have recovered. Harvey County reported its first
confirmed case March 26.
The KDHE has also classified two Harvey County cases as probable for COVID-19, including one
death. The cases are probable because they met clinical criteria for symptoms with a
presumptive-positive lab test for blood work, but were negative in testing for an active COVID-
19 virus. The KDHE has not included probable cases in its confirmed statistics at this time.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly previously issued an extension to a Stay Home executive order through
May 3 in response to COVID-19. Kansans must stay home except to go to work to perform an
essential function; obtain food, medicine or household necessities; medical care; caring for
children, family members or pets; or exercise that abides by social distancing and gathering
The KDHE has a phone hotline available to answer questions or concerns regarding COVID-19
at 1-866-534-3463. Resources are also available at coronavirus.kdheks.gov.
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