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On July 22, 2020, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) confirmed the eighth known death of COVID-19 in Lyon County. 

The patient who died was a Caucasian female in her 90's. More information is expected to be released tomorrow afternoon with Lyon County Public Health's daily virus update.

Stay with the Gazette for updates on this story as details are made public. 

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I think the powers that be in this County, the Commissioner’s and Mayor should have to attend every funeral. The head of our Health Department, you can go to.

Hollowed Ground

Attend AND pay for the funerals, for they cause them.


Beats me why all you people always think it's the politician's fault. First everyone blames Trump and the Republicans. Now we're down to the locals. You guys need to get a life.


It’s proven that masks work. Yet the powers that be in Emporia didn’t see the need. So people get sick, people die needlessly.


Then wear your mask


could you please explain to us dummies, what is an active case? And what is the circumstances that makes one fall into that category.

Ryann Brooks Staff
Ryann Brooks

Hi, great question! An active case is someone who has not yet met the recovery criteria. A recovery is met when someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has isolated for a minimum of 10 days after onset of symptoms. They can be released after being fever-free and feeling well — without fever-reducing medication — for at least 72 hours, whichever is longer.

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