Fourth COVID-19 death reported in Wyandotte County

A chart on the UG’s COVID-19 website showed the number of positive cases increasing in Wyandotte County. (Chart from UG COVID-19 website)

A fourth COVID-19 death was reported Sunday in Wyandotte County, according to an update on the Unified Government’s website.

The UG’s COVID-19 website listed 52 confirmed cases on Sunday morning, with four deaths and 23 patients hospitalized. At 12:15 p.m. Saturday, the UG’s COVID-19 website reported 47 confirmed cases.

An additional 38 persons were listed on Sunday as probable cases who had self-reported their information with the UG Health Department. In all the UG Health Department had 102 responses to its self-reporting effort.

Wyandotte County is currently under a stay-home order until April 23. On Saturday, Gov. Laura Kelly announced a stay-home order for the state of Kansas from Monday, March 30, until April 19.

Cases in the state of Kansas rose to 319 on Sunday, compared with 261 on Saturday, according to a statistical report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The state now has six total deaths associated with COVID-19, according to KDHE, with two in Johnson County. Also, Shawnee County has reported a death.

Of the state’s 319 positive cases on Sunday, 101 cases were reported in Johnson County; 42 cases in Sedgwick County, which includes the Wichita area; 23 in Douglas County, which includes the Lawrence area; 17 in Leavenworth County; and 13 in Shawnee County, which includes the Topeka area. Statewide, there have been 55 hospitalizations for COVID-19 to date.

Thirty-five counties in Kansas now are reporting positive COVID-19 cases. The state also reported 4,914 negative cases in Kansas. Positive cases were 5.3 percent of all those tested.

In Wyandotte County, a UG COVID-19 map showed that the 66104 Zip Code area had 13 positive cases; ; the 66109 area had 13 positive cases; the 66112 area had 8 positive cases; the 66102 area had 7 positive cases; and the 66106 area had 5 positive cases. The other Zip Code areas in Wyandotte County each had fewer than 5 cases, and so numbers were not reported for them.

There were more than 2,400 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States, according to the KDHE website.

The UG’s COVID-19 response website is at
https://alpha.wycokck.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information.

The Kansas COVID-19 website is at
https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus.

COVID-19 information from the CDC is at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.


For more information about Gov. Kelly’s stay-home order, visit https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO-20-15-Executed.pdf
and https://governor.kansas.gov/keff/.

A map showed growth of positive cases by ZIP Codes in Wyandotte County. Some Zip Code areas had fewer than 5 cases and so were not reported. The 66104 Zip Code area had 13 positive cases; ; the 66109 area had 13 positive cases; the 66112 area had 8 positive cases; the 66102 area had 7 positive cases; and the 66106 area had 5 positive cases. (Map from UG’s COVID-19 website)
COVID-19 cases by county in Kansas. (Chart from KDHE)
The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Kansas rose by 58 from Saturday to Sunday, according to the KDHE. (KDHE graphic)

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