New COVID-19 death reported in Jackson County, 12 more cases confirmed

New COVID-19 death reported in Jackson County, 12 more cases confirmed

One death was a man in his 60s in Douglas County.

No COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Far Hills, Millstone, Raritan or Rocky Hill.

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Lawrence's hospital, LMH Health, is pictured Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

There are 200 active cases in the county, including 15 hospitalized patients and 185 in home isolation.

Statewide, the department confirmed over 1,100 cases for the second straight day, bringing its total to over 26,000.

There were nine new cases reported in long-term care facilities Wednesday, all coming from assisted and independent living facilities, which have 22 total cases since the pandemic began.

The Central District Health Department reported late Wednesday afternoon that Hall County had 278 COVID-19 cases. Seventeen prisoners have tested negative, and three are awaiting test results. More than 2,600 people have been tested in Clark County, according to state Department of Health data. The update comes after the health department released a statement on Thursday about its third death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s. The individual only needs to have one COVID-19 symptom present to be tested, but an appointment is required.

More information can be found through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's website or the Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health website. Wednesday's numbers are released at 3 p.m.

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