Marion County releases latest COVID-19 numbers

As of Friday morning (due to the Free Press early deadline), Marion County has now had 89 positive cases. There are currently 21 active cases (again, as of Friday morning).

Here are the week’s cases:

Monday, Aug. 31

Positive case of a male in his teens

Probable case of female in her 40s

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Seven new probable cases identified in Marion County

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Positive case of female in her 60s

Probable case of a male in his teens

Thursday, Sept. 3

Five new cases. One female and four males, all in their 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.