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Russell County's COVID-19 Case Total is Now 11

CoronavirusThe Russell County Health Department received notification late Thursday afternoon of another positive COVID-19 case of a Russell County resident. This makes 11 cases in Russell County.

The individual is currently isolated at home and in stable condition. The individual has traveled outside of the county. No further information will be provided in order to protect the identity of the persons involved and remain compliant with HIPAA regulations. The Russell County Health Department has notified all contacts who were in close proximity of the individual placed into quarantine for 14 days. The Health Department will continue to monitor all individuals for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or worsening symptoms.

Currently in Russell County there are five active COVID-19 cases, six recovered cases, 11 total cases, five in isolation and 28 in quarantine.

A recovered case means the individual has been either fever-free and feeling well for at least 72 hours or in isolation and feeling well for a minimum of 10 days, whichever is longer.

Limit your risk of exposure and do your part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by not congregating in large crowds and gatherings, especially if social distancing cannot be observed, practicing good hand hygiene, disinfecting highly used surfaces often, wearing a mask, and following guidance from the KDHE and the CDC. Most importantly, stay home when feeling ill. All health care providers in the community are working together to safely and efficiently address health care needs of the community.

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste and/or smell, etc.) or are a potential direct contact of someone with a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact your health care provider or the Health Department prior to arriving at the facility.

(Information courtesy Russell County Health Department.)

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