Many COVID-19 cases in Wyandotte County and in Kansas linked to outbreaks

Wyandotte County reported 55 new COVID-19 cases from Friday to Saturday, with a cumulative total of 4,864, according to the Unified Government COVID-19 website. There were no new deaths; the cumulative total is 99 in Wyandotte County. (From the UG COVID-19 webpage)
Several COVID-19 outbreaks in Wyandotte County are shown on a map on the UG’s COVID-19 webpage at https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/. (From UG COVID-19 Hub webpage)
Overall, the 7-day rolling average of positive COVID-19 cases has been trending downward in Wyandotte County in recent weeks. (From UG COVID-19 website)

Kansas currently has 145 active outbreaks of COVID-19, according to information from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Since cases have been recorded here, the state has had a total of 370 outbreaks accounting for 7,853 cases and 247 deaths, according to KDHE statistics.

Meat packing plants had the highest number of cases in Kansas, with 3,276 cases and 17 deaths. There are 9 active meat packing outbreaks currently in Kansas.

Also high on the list were long-term care facilities, with 1,377 cases and 196 deaths statewide, according to KDHE figures. This is the category that had the most deaths.

Sports outbreaks are now listed, with 9 clusters reported in the state, including 3 active now, accounting for 64 cases.

Day cares and schools have had 15 clusters in the state, including 5 active clusters, accounting for 63 cases, according to KDHE.

Gatherings have resulted in 59 clusters in the state, including 21 active, which accounted for 653 cases and 17 deaths, according to KDHE statistics.

Private business has 143 clusters in the state, including 47 active, that accounted for 1,080 cases and 7 deaths, according to KDHE.

Several Wyandotte County outbreaks reported

The Unified Government’s outbreak location map, located on the UG’s COVID-19 website, shows several locations for COVID-19 outbreaks in Wyandotte County. This map included places that had five or more cases.

The locations include workplaces, meat packing plants and long-term care facilities.

Outbreaks from June and earlier that are not active now were not included in this list. Outbreaks on the UG COVID-19 map here since July include:

• National Beef Packaging, 100 Osage Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, 53 cases, last known case reported July 21.

• Bonner Springs Nursing and Rehab, 520 E. Morse Ave., Bonner Springs, long-term care facility, 47 cases, 5 deaths, last known case reported July 18.

• Medicalodge of Kansas City, 6500 Greeley, Kansas City, Kansas, long-term care facility, 20 cases, last known case reported July 20.

• Tyson, 4612 Speaker Road, Kansas City, Kansas, 6 cases, last known case reported July 21.

• Ignite Medical Resorts, 3910 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, long-term care facility, 17 cases, last known case reported July 23.

• Smithfield-Capstone Logistics, 2441 S. 98th St., Edwardsville, 15 cases, last known case reported July 16.

• Plastic Packaging Technologies, 750 S. 65th St., Kansas City ,Kansas, 5 cases, last known case reported July 15.

• Edwardsville Care and Rehab, 750 Blake St., Edwardsville, Kansas, long-term care facility, 5 cases, last known case reported July 6.

• Nebraska Furniture Mart, 1601 Village West Parkway, 6 cases, last known case reported July 16.

New COVID-19 case reported in Larned facility

Corrections, according to the state, had nine clusters, with six of them now active, that accounted for 1,054 cases and six deaths.

On Friday, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced that one staff member at the Larned, Kansas, Correctional Mental Health Facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

The person is a woman over age 40, according to the statement. The Larned facility has 598 beds.

Wyandotte County reported 55 new COVID-19 cases from Friday to Saturday, with a cumulative total of 4,864, according to the Unified Government COVID-19 website. There were no new deaths; the cumulative total is 99 in Wyandotte County.

Kansas reported an increase of 921 COVID-19 cases from Wednesday to Friday, according to figures from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. There were 12 more deaths from Wednesday to Friday. The total cumulative number of positive cases was 30,638 on Friday, and the total cumulative deaths were 380 in the state.

Johnson County reported 5,637 cases on Friday, as compared to 5,434 cases on Wednesday, an increase of 203 cases, according to KDHE statistics.

Leavenworth County reported 1,487 cases on Friday, compared to 1,472 on Wednesday, an increase of 15 cases, according to KDHE figures.

Wyandotte County is under a mandatory mask order and is in Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan. For more information, residents may visit the UG COVID-19 website at https://alpha.wycokck.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information or call 311 for more information.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 webpage is at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/.

The Wyandotte County school start order is online at https://alpha.wycokck.org/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information.

For more information on who may be tested and what to bring, visit https://wyandotte-county-covid-19-hub-unifiedgov.hub.arcgis.com/pages/what-to-do-if-you-think-you-have-covid-19.

The CDC’s COVID-19 web page is at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

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