The Ellis County Health Department reported Tuesday afternoon that the county continues to have only 8 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and four of those people have now recovered.


There have been no new cases in days, and the number of active cases is now down to four.


Of those who are still active, the patients are currently in isolation with daily contact from the Ellis County Health Department, the release said.


Of the recovered cases, following guidelines from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, those patients have completed isolation, have had significant improvement of symptoms and have gone 72 hours fever free with no fever reducing medication, the release said.


“Residents and visitors of Ellis County need to remain diligent in social distancing as well as basic precautions like washing your hands, covering your cough and staying home when you are ill,” said the release.


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.