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Ten New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Russell County Over the Labor Day Weekend

CoronavirusTen new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Russell County over the Labor Day weekend. Following the recent identification of two cluster outbreaks, one at Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas and the other at Purefield Ingredients, Russell County's case total is 64.

According to the Russell County Health Department, the current counts for Russell County as of Tuesday were 20 active and isolated cases, 44 recovered cases, 64 total cases, 49 in quarantine, four pending results, one currently hospitalized, two total hospitalized, zero deaths and 949 negative results. The testing rate is 14.7 percent.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is recommended to wear a mask when in public, to not attend large gatherings, to wash hands often, disinfect frequently, stay home when ill and stay home when in quarantine or isolation.

Testing requirements have not changed. If you are having two or more of the following symptoms, call your provider to be tested: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea and/or vomiting, and diarrhea. Children generally have mild, cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose and cough. Certain children with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness.

(Information courtesy Russell County Health Department.)

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