ACTIVE CASES REACHES 109

By William

MCPHERSON – On Tuesday, August 24, the McPherson County Health Department reports showed there continues to be an upswing of new cases for COVID-19/Coronavirus as they now have reached 3,691 cases. This gives the county 90 new cases since the last full report a week ago and an increase of 59 since a brief report on Thursday, August 19.

Those ages 18-29 had the largest increase in positive cases with a jump of 37 while those over the age of 60 increased by 18, ages 40-49 increased by 12 and those under the age of 18 increased by 11.

According to numbers obtained from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 page, McPherson County has recorded 22 variant cases.

The report also showed that 3,496 cases were claimed to be or considered recovered according to the recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment or passed away while sick. The county shows 109 active cases as of August 24, an increase of 31.

Currently McPherson County reports three (3) individuals hospitalized due to COVID-19/Coronavirus while we have recorded one (1) new death. The person who died was aged 60-69.

McPherson County reports the county is still short of 50% eligible being vaccinated with just 43.6% being so. For those over the age of 65 the county shows 81.8% vaccinated while those between the ages of 12-64, 51.0% have been vaccinated.

UPDATED CASE DATA (# change since last report on Tuesday, August 10):

  • New cases since our last report = 90
  • Current active cases = 109 (+ 31)
  • Cases with known exposure = 1,955 (+ 75)
  • Cases with an unknown exposure = 1,736 (+ 15)
  • Cases involving those individuals 60 years and older = 1,073 (+ 18)
  • Cases involving those individuals 50-59 years old = 485 (+ 2)
  • Cases involving those individuals 40-49 years old = 484 (+ 12)
  • Cases involving those individuals 30-39 years old = 487 (+ 10)
  • Cases involving those individuals 18-29 years old = 760 (+ 37)
  • Cases involving those individuals under 18 years old = 402 (+ 11)
  • Female involved cases = 1,941 (+ 47)
  • Male involved cases = 1,750 (+ 43)
  • Those cases requiring Hospitalization (May not represent current hospitalizations) = 151 (+ 2)
  • Those cases resulting an individual’s death = 86
  • COVID-19/Coronavirus Patients who have died by age = 90+ (23); 80-89 (28); 70-79 (18); 60-69 (13); 50-59 (1); 40-49 (1); 30-39 (2); 20-29 (0); 10-19 (0); 0-9 (0).

STATE VACCINATION AND COVID-19 #’s (As reported Tuesday, June 8):

  • Total Vaccinations Given: No New Number
  • Total # of COVID-19/Coronavirus Cases: 358,843 (+8,459)
  • Total # of Deaths: 5,498 (+104)
  • Total # that have been Hospitalized: 12,471
  • Total # of Tests Taken: No New Number

UPDATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS (these do not apply if you have been fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks and are considered asymptomatic)

Both the KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) and MCHD (McPherson County Health Department) continue to mandate a 10-day quarantine for Kansans if:

  • Traveled on or after June 17 to the countries of Kuwait, Mongolia, or Saint Martin
  • Traveled on or after June 3 to the countries of Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, or Suriname
  • Traveled on or after May 30 to countries of Costa Rica or French Guiana
  • Traveled on or after May 6 to the countries of Maldives or Seychelles
  • Traveled on or after April 22 to the countries of Argentina or Bahrain
  • Traveled on of after April 8 to the country of Uruguay
  • Traveled between June 3 and June 17 to the countries of Trinidad or Tobago
  • Traveled between May 6 and June 17 to the country of India
  • Attended/Traveled to a mass gathering event out-of-state of 500 people or greater where individuals did not keep 6-foot distances and wear masks
  • Traveled on a cruise ship or took a river cruise

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