Marshall County, Starke County Report More COVID-19 Cases

Marshall County, Starke County Report More COVID-19 Cases

According to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, there are now 12,059 cases and 254 deaths statewide. Seventy-two are now hospitalised, with the accumulated death toll still 58. As of June 20, 20 coronavirus-related deaths have been confirmed in Houston. In the last 10 days, there have been 19 new cases.

The rate of new cases statewide peaked in mid-April and has largely shown a steady decline, but the rolling seven-day average of new cases did jump slightly Sunday.

This brings the number of cases being actively monitored by the Health Department to 14.

"With more than half of the state now in the green phase of the process to reopen, it is essential that we continue to take precautions to protect against covid-19", Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said in a Sunday statement. "But the virus has not gone away".

Statewide, 77% of the people who have ever had COVID-19 have recovered, and 556,461 of the people who were tested-tested negative.

With the influx of new cases, the median age of those newly infected in Polk County has continued its downward trend dropping from 50 to 35 years old.

A total of 2,350 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of five from Saturday's report.

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