Johnson County reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 8

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Posted at 10:55 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 12:08:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eight people have now tested presumptive-positive for COVID-19 in Johnson County, according to an update on Monday.

No information on the two new patients was provided. Johnson County said Sunday that a sixth patient, a man in his 50s, had tested positive for the virus.

The new cases were not included in the latest update from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. According to data reported through Sunday, there are now 11 confirmed cases in the state.

On Sunday, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly strongly recommended that all Kansas school districts cancel classes for at least the next week. Many schools in the Kansas City metro already are on spring break this week.

KDHE also issued new recommendations for quarantines and isolation of travelers on Sunday.