Harvey County confirms 18th, 19th cases of COVID-19

For Harvey County Now

The Harvey County Health Department confirmed its 18th and 19th cases of COVID-19 in Harvey County, according to a news release.

The confirmed cases are a woman in her 40s and a woman in her 50s. The individuals are in home isolation.

Testing in both cases was completed by a private lab. The health department will regularly monitor the individuals, as well as follow up on all contacts. The cases remain under investigation.

The health department announced its 17th COVID-19 case in the county earlier today. There is no known correlation between any of today’s three confirmed cases.

“The increase in cases shouldn’t be cause for alarm, but it is a serious reminder that we each have a personal responsibility to continue to take COVID-19 precautions,” Harvey County Health Department Director Lynnette Redington said. “We really urge everyone to keep taking preventative steps. Practice social distancing, wash your hands and wear a face cover if you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from other people.”

Harvey County has had 19 COVID-19 cases to date, including 15 confirmed and four probable cases. There are four known active cases in Harvey County. There have been 1,235 tests conducted in Harvey County.

As of today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed 12,059 cases of COVID-19 in the state to date. The KDHE reported 147,413 completed tests in Kansas.

Harvey County transitioned to the Phase Out guidance of its Harvey County Health Reopening Plan as of June 17. However, the County has restricted visitation at long-term care facilities through June 23.