80 percent of South Heartland COVID-19 cases have recovered

Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 7:28 AM CDT
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The South Heartland District Health Department has some good news to report.

On Wednesday, officials announced that out of the 305 confirmed cases in the 4-county district, 244 residents have recovered since the beginning of the outbreak.

This includes 80% of Adams County cases, 83% of Clay County cases, 100% of Webster County cases, and 100% of Nuckolls County cases.

“We continue to conduct contact investigations for individuals who test positive and live in Adams, Clay, Nuckolls or Webster counties,” Bever said. “Anyone who has symptoms should self-isolate and we direct close contacts to quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms” she said.

“One of the key themes that continues to apply with the June State-directed health measures (DHM), or Phase II of reopening, is the importance of continuing to minimize in-person interaction, which is the main means of transmission of COVID-19 virus,” Bever said. “The requirements of the DHM and the recommendations in the guidance documents emphasize that social/physical distancing and prevention practices need to be continued as the restrictions are lifted.”

On Wednesday, South Heartland did announce one new case. It was a woman in her 50's from Adams County.

The total number of cases as of June 3 are 305 for the district. By county, the totals are 275 in Adams, 24 in Clay, 5 in Webster, and 1 in Nuckolls.

There have been 11 deaths related to COVID-19 in the South Heartland district.