County adds 13 more COVID-19 cases

The McPherson Sentinel

The McPherson County Health Department reports 13 new cases of COVID-19 in its report Sunday morning.

Twelve of the new cases are symptomatic with one being asymptomatic.

The first case involves a symptomatic female in her teens with known exposure. Three cases are symptomatic males — one in his 40s and two in their 20s with unknown exposure. The fourth case is a symptomatic female in her teens with unknown exposure.

The fifth case involves a male in his 60s and is the only case hospitalized. Two more males in their 20s and 30s with known exposure.

Another case involves a male in his 40s with unknown exposure. The next case involved a female in her 20s with unknown exposure.

One case involves a female under the age of 3 with known exposure.

The lone asymptomatic case involves a male in his teens with known exposure.

With the one hospitalization, all remaining cases are recovering at home.

If you have been notified by the health department of of being a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days. Patrons in quarantine who don’t develop symptoms during 14 days will be released from quarantine.

People who have been diagnosed may be released from isolation of the health department when it has been 10 days since the onset of symptoms and 72 hours since symptoms have resolved.