Lyon County Public Health announced 12 new positive cases of COVID-19 and six new probable positives, bringing the county’s totals to 234 accumulated cases following Tuesday’s round of testing.
The data was released Wednesday morning.
Health officials reported five additional recoveries along with Tuesday’s numbers, bringing the total number of recoveries to 57 overall.
There are now 177 active cases in the county.
To date, about 2 percent of Lyon County’s overall population has been tested for COVID-19. Lyon County Public Health’s latest chart states 716 people have been tested in the county as of Tuesday. The county’s population was just under 34,000 in 2018.
With 201 test confirmed cases since March, that puts an infection rate of about .59 percent for Lyon County, but hospitalizations remain low. The infection rate rises to .69 percent if you include presumed positives.
The Emporia Gazette will update with more information as it becomes available.