McPherson County Health Department reports 112 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 98 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There are zero current hospitalizations and zero deaths. The hospitalized patient returned home to recover.
Positive case #110 is a symptomatic female in her 50s with unknown exposure and is recovering at home.
Positive case #111 is a symptomatic female in her 60s with known exposure and is recovering at home.
Positive case #112 is a symptomatic male in his 20s with known exposure and is recovering at home.
McPherson County is in Phase 3 of Reopening Kansas. Updated documents can be found on mcphersoncoutyks.us on the home page, under “COVID19: Reopening McPherson County.” McPherson County Health Department recommends McPherson County remains in Phase 3 at least until August 17th, 2020. This decision extends Phase 3 by two incubation periods and is based off the number of positive cases with unknown exposure and the continuous increase in new cases. Extending it by four weeks instead of two will allow businesses and communities to plan for additional precautions
beyond a two-week interval.
The Health Department constantly assesses the presence of COVID-19 in McPherson County and our recommendations reflect the data we collect.