KDHE to increase testing in Cloud County
The Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) will increase testing in Cloud County due to exposure from a positive COVID-19 case to high-risk individuals in a controlled area.
Cloud County Health Administrator Brandi Bray reported to the Cloud County Commission on Monday that a positive test result on Sunday possibly exposed high-risk individuals to the coronavirus.
According to NCKtoday.com, testing supplies from the KDHE will be flown in from Topeka, and testing will be done on Tuesday at a site yet to be determined.
Approximately 200 individuals in Cloud County are supposed to be in a mandatory 14-quarantine, even if they have tested negative to-date.
The Cloud County Health Department (CCHD) reminds everyone that if you have been identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case, you must quarantine for 14 days, even if you have tested negative.
Quarantined individuals are still in an incubation period and could develop symptoms and spread the virus after testing negative.
In a Facebook post the CCHD states: "We have reports of persons in quarantine out and about because they tested negative. Quarantined individuals are still in an incubation period and therefore could still spread the virus. STAY HOME!!!!!"
According to the CCHD, as of Monday morning, June 29, Cloud County now has 23 positive tests for COVID-19, with 12 test results still pending. Five individuals have recovered, and 18 cases are still active. There have been no hospitalizations to-date.