Sep 16, 2020 9:12 PM

McPherson County: 2 new COVID-19 cases, 1 tied to facility outbreak

Posted Sep 16, 2020 9:12 PM

MCPHERSON -- The McPherson County Health Department today reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one related to an outbreak at a local assisted living facility.

Following is the information about the new cases as provided by the health department.

Positive case No. 248 was identified late Tuesday and is a symptomatic male in his 80s with known exposure and is related to an outbreak at a local assisted living facility. Previous case 207, 223, and 243 are related to this outbreak. There are a number of other out-ofcounty positives included in this outbreak as well. More information will be released as it is received.

Positive case No. 249 is a symptomatic 18-year-old female with unknown exposure.

Of the 249 total confirmed cases, 227 have met Kansas Department of Health and Environment recovery guidelines and two of the active cases are hospitalized, the health department noted.