Marion Co up seven more positive COVID cases

As of Monday evening, Marion County has now had 59 positive cases. There are currently 7 active cases.

KDHE has added a seven-day rolling average number of daily cases per 100,00 population broken down by counties with and without a mask mandate. It was put together by John Rule, who is an epidemiologist with the Army National Guard, put together a graph that can be found at https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/169/Newsroom.

You can also see that no mask counties (in blue) started around 10 cases/ 100,000 population mid-July and now at about 9 cases/100,000 population. A steady trend with no notable decrease.

Mask counties on the other hand started a little over 25 cases per 100,00 population mid-July, when mask mandates went into effect, had a dramatic decline to about 16cases/100,00 population. This is a granular look at what is driving the decline in new cases/day in Kansas. The drop in July in Kansas could be driven by the declining trend in counties with a mask mandate.

Also, under the newsroom tab is a new video series called “Faces of COVID-19”. These videos highlight stories of individual Kansans who have experienced COVID-19.

Here are the week’s cases:

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Positive case is a female in her 30s

Positive case is a male in his 30s

Wednesday, Aug 5

Positive case is a female in her 70s

Thursday, Aug 6

Positive case is a male in his teens

Friday, Aug 7

Positive case is a female in her 30s

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:

n Stay home when sick

n Practice social distancing

n Practice thorough handwashing with soap and water or hand sanitizer

n wear a mask in public

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

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