CLUSTER #’s DECREASE DRAMATICALLY – TESTING RATE UP

By William

MCPHERSON – According to the numbers and listings released Wednesday morning, December 30, by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), McPherson County is down to just three (3) facilities currently listed as Cluster Exposure Facilities.

All three (3) facilities are considered long-term care facilities.

Of the six (6) that were listed a week ago, Bethany Village in Lindsborg, Loving Care in McPherson, and McPherson Health and Rehab have all been removed from the list.

The three (3) remaining long-term facilities still listed only listed a total of 38 active cases, a dramatic drop from the 108 cases listed a week ago.

Those McPherson County Facilities still listed by the KDHE are:

  • Moundridge Manor Long-Term Care in Moundridge with 21 current active cases which is an increase of three (3) cases from a week ago.
  • Pleasant View Long-Term Care in Inman with 10 current active cases which is a dramatic decline of 34 cases from a week ago.
  • Riverview Estates Long-Term Care in Marquette with seven (7) current active cases, a decline of six from a week ago.

Other COVID-19 UPDATE numbers showing up on the KDHE Wednesday, December 30, reports concerning McPherson County include:

  • This week’s numbers according to the KDHE shows McPherson County has an 80.9 positive test per 1,000 tests taken which is an increase of 4.7 from the previous report (the state of Kansas is currently showing an average of 76.35 positive cases per 1,000).
  • McPherson County is currently showing a testing rate of 294.6 per 1,000 residences, a number that has gone up 15.3 since the report a week ago (the current State of Kansas testing rate is 5,174 per 100,000).

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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