FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackie Patterson, RN, Director, Osage County Health Department
Osage County Public Health Officer
July 9, 2020
Osage County sees increase in COVID-19 cases
Lyndon – The Osage County Health Department would like to make the community aware of a recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Osage County. There are currently 10 active positive cases in the county, with 77 people quarantined. To date, Osage County has had 25 positive COVID-19 cases, of which 15 have fully recovered. There are currently no patients hospitalized.
The recent increase has taken place over the last week, prompting the Health Department to issue this alert. (Note the number published by the Osage County Health Department may vary from that published by KDHE due to differences in publication times).
The positive cases and quarantines are mostly confined to the northern part of Osage County, that is, the area north of 205th Street, and including the towns of Carbondale, Burlingame, and Overbrook. In addition, many of the quarantines are a result of community gatherings in which an asymptomatic COVID-19 positive individual was in attendance.
Health Department staff recommends citizens take precautions to protect themselves and others from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Preventative measures include social distancing, wearing a mask when in public settings, washing hands frequently, and staying home if you are sick or have a weakened immune system. In addition, staying away from large public gatherings, larger cities, or travelling to areas that have a high rate of transmission (currently Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, South Carolina, Cruise Ships, or International travel) is advised.
Osage County residents can stay informed by visiting:
Osage County Health Department Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/osagecohealthdept/
Osage County, COVID-19 Facebook Page:
KDHE: www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus or CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.