COVID numbers continue to rise in Marion County

The Free Press has now resumed our weekly updates due to the rapidly increasing numbers. Because cases our rising, residents of Marion County need to do even more to protect themselves and others to help lower the numbers. This means following all precautions issues by medical professionals including the Marion County Health Department such as wearing masks, washing hands and not going out out anywhere when you are sick.

Marion County has now had 151 positive cases. There are currently 20 active cases and 46 probable cases.

Here are the week’s cases:

Tuesday, Oct 13

Positive case is a female in her 20s

Probable case is a female in her 60s

Positive case is a male in his 60s

Positive case is a female in her 50s

Positive case is a male in his 20s

Probable case is a male in his teens

Positive case is a male in his 50s

Positive case is a female in her 80s

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Positive case is a female in her 50s

Friday, Oct. 16

Probable case is a female in her 50s

Probable case is a female in her teens

Probable case is a female in her teens

Positive case is a male in his 70s

Positive case is a female in her 70s

Positive case is a female in her teens

Positive case is a female in her 90s

Positive case is a female in her 70s

Positive case is a male in his 80s

Positive case is a female in her 20s

Positive case is a female in her 50s

Positive case is a male in his teens

Monday, Oct. 19

Positive case is a female in her 70s

Positive case is a female in her 70s

Positive case is a male in his 20s

Positive case is a male in his 20s

 

Once a person tests positive, contact tracing gets underway, with identified contacts being placed in quarantine.

A close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for 10 minutes or longer.

The Marion County Health Department is working with KDHE and is monitoring the individuals placed in isolation and quarantine.

No further information about the cases will be released.

The Marion County Health Department recommends the following actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Stay home when sick
  • Practice social distancing
  • Practice thorough handwashing with soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Wear a mask in public

Stay informed by visiting www.marioncoks.net, www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus, https://covid.ks.gov/ and http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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