Health Officials Confirm Ninth Presumptive Positive Case of Coronavirus in Kansas

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TOPEKA – On Sunday, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment confirmed a sixth case of novel coronavirus in the county, bringing the total to nine cases in Kansas.

The presumptive positive case was identified through testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Laboratories. These results will be verified by the CDC lab, but will be treated as a positive unless determined otherwise.

The case is a male in his 50s. The origin of this case is unknown.

JCDHE is working to identify any close contacts of the individual. Those that were exposed will be contacted by JCDHE as soon as possible. The individual is isolated appropriately at home and doing well. The family of the individual is in quarantine.

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