By William

MCPHERSON – As of Friday afternoon, the McPherson County Health Department reports they have no new positive coronavirus but are happy to report that they now have 13 total confirmed cases that have met recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, an increase of one recovery from the previous update.

The McPherson County Health Department also announced that they now have four total confirmed cases that are hospitalized, an increase of one since the previous update. No other information about any of the cases will be released at this time.

As of the Friday afternoon update the number of total confirmed positive cases of coronavirus disease {COVID-19} still stood at 20.

A reminder from the McPherson County Health Department:

  • Symptoms for COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure and 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, contact your health care provider and inform them that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and now have symptoms. You must stay home for at least 7 days after symptoms started or for 72 hours after fever is gone (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and with significant improvement in symptoms, whichever is longer.

If you develop symptoms that may indicate COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, please call your local hospital or the McPherson County Health Department at 620-241-1753 or email machd@mcphersoncountyks.us.

Looking toward the future: Guidance documents and recommendations from the McPherson County Health Department and Local Health Officer regarding the reopening of McPherson County will be released in the near future. Please look for a public release announcing these recommendations and continue to monitor the McPherson County website for more information.

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.

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