McPherson County Confirms Five New Cases of COVID-19

MCPHERSON – McPherson County Health official have confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 in McPherson County, bringing the total to 38, according to a media release.

The five new positive cases include a male and four females, all under the age of 18, all of whom are currently recovering at home, and have had a known exposure to a previous positive case.

“The five new cases are household members of a positive case related to a cluster at a private company in McPherson County,” McPherson County Health Officials said in a statement. “Facility-wide testing is taking place to identify any asymptomatic carriers. This private company does not have general public access; therefore, the location will not be released. Staff at this company have been contacted and are aware of the situation. Let this serve as a reminder that COVID-19 is still present in our communities, so please stay home if you are ill and maintain your distance when you are around others.”

Of the 38 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in McPherson County, 26 cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and one case remains hospitalized, the Health Department reported.