Nearly 87 percent of local COVID-19 cases have been listed as recovered, according to the latest report from Lyon County Public Health.
As of Tuesday, the health department was reporting one new test case and 16 new recoveries, bringing the overall totals 369 cases overall and 319 recovered.
There have been three deaths associated with the novel coronavirus locally.
There are currently 47 active cases with one hospitalization in Emporia and at least two patients at tertiary hospitals in critical condition.
The report comes as Gov. Laura Kelly announced the state is ready to move into Phase 2 of the Ad Astra reopening plan Friday, instead of June 1.
According to The Associated Press, the maximum size of mass gatherings will increase from 10 to 15 people, and state-owned casinos can reopen, along with theaters, museums, bowling alleys and other indoor leisure places. Sports tournaments and practices also can resume, with some exceptions.
Bars, nightclubs and swimming pools must stay closed for now, and individual communities can approve stricter rules.
Lyon County Public Health officials told The Emporia Gazette Tuesday that they would not hold the county back from moving into the next phase.
“Lyon County will be moving into Phase 2 on Friday,” Brandon Stiner, marketing manager for the Flint Hills Community Health Center, said.