By William

MCPHERSON – As of Thursday afternoon, the McPherson County Health Department reports that they now have 20 total confirmed positive cases of coronavirus disease {COVID-19} in the McPherson County area.

The newest identified positive case is a female in her 70’s and it is reported that she is currently hospitalized.

Three of the total confirmed cases are currently hospitalized. Nothing further about any of the cases will be released at this time.

At this point of time the number of total confirmed cases that have met recovery guidelines set for by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is now 12 for McPherson County.

As a reminder, the McPherson County Health Department noted that one of the more recent cases is an employee of the McPherson Dillons located at 1320 N. Main Street. The individual who tested positive worked shifts at the store from 5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 16; Friday, April 17; Saturday, April 18; and Sunday, April 19.

Anyone who may have been a customer at the McPherson Dillons during these listed dates and times may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Symptoms for COVID-19 will appear in two to fourteen days after possible exposure and may include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other rarer symptoms that may develop include malaise, sore throat, and diarrhea.

If you develop any of these symptoms, you should contact your health care provider and inform them that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and now have symptoms. If you do not have a health care provider, please call your local hospital or the McPherson County Health Department at 620-241-1753 or email

You must stay home for at least seven days after symptoms started or for 72 hours after the fever is gone {without the use of fever-reducing medications} and with significant improvement in symptoms, whichever is longer.

McPherson County residents are encouraged to help the community and our health care system flatten the

curve and slow the spread of coronavirus.

They can do this by:

  • Following the Stay-At-Home Order.
  • Be sure and properly cover up all coughs and sneezes.
  • Be sure and wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Always wear cloth face coverings or homemade masks when in public.

{This McPherson County COVID-19 Update is SPONSORED by CrossDove Writers}

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