NEWS RELEASE FROM SHAWNEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
On March 25th, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) confirmed its first three positive cases of COVID-19 in Shawnee County.
Stormont Vail Health received two positive cases and University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus received one positive case.
Stormont Vail Health first case, female age 70, is currently being monitored as an in-patient. The other, male age 23, is currently being sent home to self-isolate. University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus patient, male age 73, is currently being monitored as an in-patient. Two patients traveled out of state. The names of the persons infected with COVID-19 will not be released to the public.
This marks the first positive cases of the novel coronavirus in Shawnee County. Contact investigations are ongoing and any identified close contacts will be quarantined at home and monitored for symptoms by SCHD staff.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately. Do not visit in-person prior to receiving confirmation from that healthcare provider.
The SCHD is continuing to provide the most up to date guidance about COVID-19 to the community and its partners. Additionally, the SCHD encourages all Shawnee County residents to stay informed and look for information from credible resources such as the SCHD, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and/or the CDC.