The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Ellis County. The patient is currently in home isolation, following the guidance of the CDC and ECHD.


The positive case was identified through testing sent to a private lab. These results will be verified by the CDC lab but will be treated as a positive unless determined otherwise.


ECHD has followed KDHE guidelines to identify any close contacts of the individual. Those individuals have already been notified and have been directed to self-quarantine.


The patient is a male in his 30s. No other information will be provided about the patient.


It is important to remember to take basic precautions like washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are ill. Most people with mild symptoms will recover in a short amount of time.


Stay informed as information changes frequently. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/COVID19 or www.kdheks.gov/. Call the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. or ECHD at 628-9440.