Lyon County Public Health announced 15 new positive cases of COVID-19 with an additional probable positive Monday afternoon, bringing the county’s totals to 249 accumulated cases following the weekend’s round of testing.
Despite the new cases, there were positives to report as well as the county reported 35 new recoveries.
Nearly 41 percent — or 2,067 overall — of all Kansas cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lyon, Ford, Seward and Finney counties as of Sunday. Those counties all received expanded testing supplies and personal protective equipment last month, under the direction of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Gov. Laura Kelly and Lyon County Public Health.
As of Sunday, KDHE also reported 15 new cases within Lyon County over the weekend. Those numbers may not yet reflect testing that was done at private labs. Overall, 62 new cases were reported by KDHE in those four counties over the weekend.
Currently, Lyon County shows 184 active cases. To date, 863 tests have been administered — roughly 2.5 percent of the county’s total population.
Additionally on Monday, The Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed the second known death of COVID-19 in Lyon.The patient who died was a Caucasian female in her 70s. Contact investigations are ongoing and any identified close contacts have been quarantined at home and monitored for symptoms by Lyon County Public Health Staff.
“We wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family who lost their loved one,” said Renee Hively, Lyon County Health Officer. “There is never a good time to lose a loved one, but it is especially hard during this pandemic.”