Three more county deaths credited to COVID

By Harvey County Now Staff

Three additional county residents have been confirmed to have died of COVID-19.

The report of their deaths was delayed, according to a county press release until the Health Department received confirmation from the medical providers overseeing patient care COVID-19 was listed as the cause of death on their death certificates.
“The residents include a female in her 80s, a male in his 60s and a male in his 70s,” the release stated. “These are the sixth, seventh and eighth deaths of Harvey County residents with COVID-19.”
The release didn’t state how spread out the deaths were in terms of time or when they occurred. Harvey County Now reached out to the county and is waiting to hear back from the county for that information.

The release said all three individuals were previously announced as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

In other COVID-19 news the county announced three new cases Wednesday, a female in her 40s, a female between 10-and-19 years old and a male in his 30s.

Harvey County has had 342 COVID-19 cases to date, including 336 confirmed and six probable cases. There are nine known active cases in Harvey County. None of these individuals are currently hospitalized.

There have been 5,053 people tested for COVID-19 in Harvey County.

As of today, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed 55,226 cases of COVID-19 in the state to date, including 2,766 hospitalizations and 621 deaths. The KDHE reported 492,281 completed tests in Kansas.