May 18, 2020 10:23 PM

McPherson County: 22 of 26 COVID-19 cases recovered

Posted May 18, 2020 10:23 PM

MCPHERSON -- The McPherson County Health Department shared more good news today.

Of the 26 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, 22 people have met recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Additionally, one of the confirmed cases remains in the hospital, the health department noted in a news release issued this afternoon.

The health department also reminded McPherson County residents that "symptoms for COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, shortness of breath, malaise, sore throat, chills, and diarrhea. If you develop any of these symptoms, contact your health care provider. You must stay home for at least 10 days after symptoms started or for 72 hours after fever is gone (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and with significant improvement in symptoms, whichever is longer."