Oct 05, 2020 4:25 PM

COVID-19 trend slows in Trego County after August spike

Posted Oct 05, 2020 4:25 PM

WAKEENEY — A spike in COVID-19 cases in Trego County has slowed in recent weeks, according the county officials.

Kathleen Fabrizius, Trego County Emergency Management director, said Monday morning there had been 62 total cases reported. 

Prior to mid-August, the county had total case counts in the single digits.

Diana Park, administrator of the Trego County Health Department, said six cases are considered active, but added there are currently no active hospitalizations and no new cases associated with the previous cluster at the WaKeeney hospital and associated long-term care facility.

There have been three coronavirus-related deaths in Trego County, including two long-term care residents.

Fabrizius said there is a steady increase in new cases of one to two each reporting period — Monday, Wednesday and Friday — but "nothing like we were having for a while."

Park urged residents to take the appropriate safety measures. 

"I think we're doing really well," she said. "I think it'd be nice if everyone would wear their mask and make sure they're social distancing and taking all the precautions we can."

Trego County does not have a mask mandate in place.