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Stafford County confirms COVID-19 case

Jennifer Stultz
jstultz@pratttribune.com

Shannon Snyder, RN and Director of the Stafford County Health Department and Stafford County Health Officer sent out a news release to the public on March 28, 2020 advising that the county had recorded a positive case of COVID-19.

“As of 4:30 p.m., Stafford County has one positive Case of COVID-19. This positive case is a male in his 30s and is currently in home isolation. No further information will be released as this case is currently under investigaion,”Snyder said in the release.

Stafford County residents were urged to depend on health authorities to provide the most accurate information on COVID-19 in the county.

“Please practice good hygiene with frequent hand washing, proper respiratory etiquette such as coughing and sneezing into your elbow bend, and limiting physical contact,” Snyder said in the news release. “Stay at home if you are feeling ill and call your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms. Please follow the current stay at home order issued by Governor Kelly, and only leave your home for necessary reasons.”

As of Monday, March 30, 2020, the death toll in the United States topped 2,500, with 140,904 positive cases. In the state of Kansas there were 319 positive cases on March 29, according to the CDC. There have been 2 deaths in Kansas and 4,914 negative cases, according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment.