WyCo cases climb to 21, including 11 hospitalized patients

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 15:25:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Eleven of Wyandotte County’s 21 confirmed COVID-19 cases are currently hospitalized, according to information released Tuesday by the Unified Government Public Health Department.

The 21 cases include five additional patients announced Tuesday when the county updated its COVID-19 figures at 11:30 a.m.

One person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis in Wyandotte County has died, while the other nine patients — all of whom were diagnosed since March 16 — are self-isolating at home.

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Four of the confirmed patients are spouses of previously identified COVID-19 patients, according to the UG Health Public Health Department.

The age range in Wyandotte County is widespread, including one patient under age 18 diagnosed March 16 who attended a local private school while symptomatic.

The school has been notified and the UG Public Health Department is working on a contact investigation.

A woman in her 50s who was initially hospitalized then released to her home has been readmitted to the hospital with worsening symptoms.

She attended two local churches while symptomatic. Both have been notified and a contact investigation is underway, according to the UG Public Health Department.

Two of the Wyandotte County residents who have tested positive are in their 20s, four are in their 40s, one is in her 50s, five are in their 60s, five are in their 70s, two are in their 80s and the other is a man in his 90s.

The man who died was a patient in his 70s at Life Care Center of Kansas City. He died after a cardiac event at Providence Medical Center.