Sep 08, 2021 4:56 PM

KDHE: 61 new COVID cases in Ellis Co. since Friday

Posted Sep 08, 2021 4:56 PM

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday reported 61 new COVID-19 cases in Ellis County had been identified since Friday.

There was no report issued on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday.

There have been 354 new COVID-19 cases identified in Ellis County after a lull in cases dwindled to near zero in June.

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As of Wednesday morning, there were 14 COVID inpatients at HaysMed. Twelve of the 14 were unvaccinated, the hospital said.

Since reporting began, there have been 4,158 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 74 coronavirus-related deaths.

Corrected to clarify the total number of cases to date.