March 18, 2020
Leavenworth County Health Department
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Tonganoxie has six new COVID-19 cases in the past week, and now has three more active cases during that time. From July 20 to Monday, Tonganoxie went from 31 positive COVID-19 cases to 37, according to Leavenworth County Health Department statistics. Tonganoxie also was at 14 active cases as of July 20 and was at 17 a week later, as of this Monday’s numbers.
The Leavenworth County Health Department plans to follow Gov. Laura Kelly's Ad Astra re-opening plan as a guideline while the county moves forward, though LCHD could make adjustments as time progresses. The announcement came Wednesday in light of Kelly’s decision Tuesday to shift responsibility to each county's health officer.
A Leavenworth County woman has died from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The Leavenworth County Health Department reported Friday that a woman in her 50s was the first person to die from the virus. She had been taken to a local hospital emergency room, according to an LCHD release. The woman had no history of travel. She had underlying health conditions. The county currently has 29 positive cases of coronavirus, including this death.
Leavenworth County Health Department to join other KC metro counties in enacting stay-at-home order starting Tuesday
Leavenworth County has joined other Kansas City metro counties in enacting a public health order limiting residents’ time away from their homes to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Leavenworth County Health Department announced the public order issuance Saturday, with the stay-at-home order set to start Tuesday.
Leavenworth County has its first two confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the county’s health department announced Wednesday. The first affected individual is in their 40s and had recent international travel history, while the second is a female in her 20s with no recent travel history, accruing to a release from the Leavenworth County Health Department. LCHD is working to identify any close contacts with the individuals and will be contacting anyone exposed as soon as possible.