The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ellis County has more than doubled since the first of the money, according to daily summaries updated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Ellis county had 25 confirmed cases on July 1 but that number rose to 35 on July 8, 44 on July 10, and 57 on Monday afternoon, July 13.
Barton County showed 63 cases on Monday, after starting July with 55 cases. Barton County’s latest case, female from Ellinwood, was reported Friday after the KDHE totals were posted. Local health officials reported Barton County had eight active cases Friday and 67 of the 696 quarantine/isolation orders issued were still active. There have been two deaths attributed to the virus in Barton County.
A few Kansas counties have not had any confirmed cases of COVID-19, but the number is shrinking. Decatur, Greeley, Lincoln and Russell counties have each reported their first case in the past few days. Only Rawlings, Wallace and Wichita counties still have zero cases.