ALL 6 ARE LONG TERM CARE FACILITIES with AN OVERAL DECREASE IN #s

By William

MCPHERSON ā€“ The new numbers are out and according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), McPherson County still has six (6) facilities listed as Cluster Exposure Facilities as of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 23.

Of the six (6), one (1) is a new listing and one (1) was removed since the previous report.

Looking at Wednesday numbers one will also find that the positivity testing rate per 1,000 tests rose again within McPherson County as well.

McPherson County now has all six of the cluster listings as being from long-term care facilities.

Good news is that Pfizer Pharmaceutical in McPherson is no longer listed as a cluster while being added to the list is Loving Care of McPherson.

Overall, the six (6) long-term care facilities now list 108 active cases which is a decrease of two from the previous week. Pleasant View Long-Term Care Facility in Inman is currently the second highest rated cluster spot in the state behind El Dorado Correctional Facility.

Those McPherson County Facilities listed are:

Bethany Village Long-Term Care in Lindsborg with nine (9) current active cases, down four (4) cases.

Loving Care of McPherson Long-Term Care in McPherson with seven (7) current active cases.

McPherson Health and Rehab Long-Term Care in McPherson with 17 current active cases, which is down 15 cases from the previous week.

Moundridge Manor Long-Term Care in Moundridge with 18 current active cases which shows an increase of eight (8) cases.

Pleasant View Long-Term Care in Inman with forty-four (44) current active cases, an increase of two (2) cases.

Riverview Estates Long-Term Care in Marquette with thirteen (13) current active cases, an increase of five (5) cases.

Other COVID-19 UPDATE numbers showing up on the KDHE Wednesday reports concerning McPherson County include:

  • Latest numbers show McPherson County has 76.2 positive tests per 1,000 tests taken which is an increase of 7.3 over the previous report (the state of Kansas is currently showing an average of 71.98 positive cases per 1,000 tests).
  • McPherson County is currently showing a testing rate of 279.3 per 1,000 residences, a number that has gone up 14.4 since the report a week ago.

If one would like to look over all the statistics that the KDHE offers, go to https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

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