Sterling Village on the cluster list

On Wednesday, Sterling Village was identified as a COVID-19 cluster location. There have been nine cases with onset of symptoms in the last 14 days.

Each week, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment lists locations that have had five or more cases with onset of symptoms in the past 14 days. The last date of onset of symptoms at Sterling Village was Friday, March 11.

As of Wednesday, the number of identified locations had fallen to three long-term care facilities. The other two were Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab in Baldwin City, with five cases, and Pleasant View Home in Inman, with seven cases. However, KDHE reported that there are 133 active clusters statewide and 109 of them are in long-term care facilities.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, Kansas had 769,046 cases of COVID-19 so far, resulting in 19,775 hospitalizations and 8,088 deaths. There have been 226 new cases, 54 new hospitalizations and 60 new deaths reported since Monday. This includes two deaths in Barton County.

Area case

The total number of cases to date for Rush County has been adjusted down by one. Here are the zone case totals as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with any changes since Monday:

• Barton 6,482 (+1)

• Ellsworth 2014 (+0)

• Pawnee 2,121 (+1)

• Rice 2,608 (+0)

• Rush 806 (-1)

• Russell 1,873 (+0)

• Stafford 1,134 (+0)

Death of the region

Here are the COVID-related death totals for counties in the region as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, with any changes since Monday.

• Barton 88 (+2)

• Ellsworth 31

• Pawnee 24

• Rice 22

• Rush 18

• Russell 37

• Stafford 26

Hospitalizations

The Great Bend Tribune is also reporting on COVID-19-related hospitalizations in Barton, Pawnee and Stafford counties.

• As of 9 a.m. Monday, Barton County reported 176 hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 during the pandemic, including 32 intensive care unit (ICU) admissions to date and 114 discharged patients reported to KDHE. These numbers have not changed since Monday, March 7.

• Pawnee County has reported 77 hospital admissions, 15 intensive care admissions and 51 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since Friday, March 11.

• Stafford County has reported 36 hospital admissions, 15 intensive care admissions and 23 discharged patients to date. These numbers have not changed since January 5.

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