There continues to be no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ellis County at this time. Of the 105 Kansas counties, 89 counties have no positive tests.
Per the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there were 82 confirmed cases in the state of Kansas as of 10 a.m. Monday. Due to widescale shortages of laboratory supplies and reagents, testing at the KDHE Laboratories have been be prioritized for public health purposes and urgent need. KDHE reports they will be prioritizing specimens for COVID-19 testing, which will be reserved for the following patients that meet Kansas’ patient under investigation criteria starting Monday.
• Healthcare workers and first
responders who have COVID-19 symptoms
• Potential clusters of unknown respiratory illness, with priority given to long-term care facilities and healthcare facilities,
• Hospitalized patients with no alternative diagnosis,
• Individuals over the age of 60 who have symptoms of COVID-19 with priority given to people who reside in a nursing home, long-term care facility, or other congregate setting and;
• Individuals with underlying health conditions that would be treated differently if they were infected with COVID-19.
For more information, visit the KDHE website at: https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus