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Crawford County officials confirm COVID-19 death

Crawford County Health Officials have confirmed that a female in her 40s has passed away at an area Emergency Room. COVID-19 testing was performed post-mortem and was positive.

This brings the total case count for Crawford County to 5.

Health Department staff are conducting a case investigation to quarantine all contacts of the individual.

The Crawford County Health Department is aware that daily case updates from KDHE may not always align with County updates. They ask citizens to keep in mind that this is a very fluid situation and test results are being reported throughout the day.

It is important to be aware that the KDHE website updates new cases within the State only once a day. This can create a situation where local county numbers are different than the KDHE website for a short period of time.

Those who are exhibiting symptoms of fever greater than 100°F, cough and shortness of breath, have had an exposure to a positive COVID-19 individual, or who have questions about testing can call the Crawford County Health Department, at 620-231-5411, to be screened to determine if testing for COVID 19 is needed.

Those who are tested for COVID-19 will also be tested for Influenza A and B as well as strep throat. The Crawford County Health Department can perform the influenza A/B and strep throat testing on site and is able to collect the sample for COVID-19 and ship it to an outside laboratory.

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 it is recommended that everyone travel as little as possible, utilize social distancing (remain 6 feet apart), use frequent hand hygiene, cough or sneeze into your sleeve, work from home if possible, and stay home from work if you are ill. Anyone with such symptoms should call their clinic or doctor’s office as soon as possible.

 

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