Five new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday and Tuesday in the West Central Health District, including three cases in Lincoln County.
The Lincoln County cases are a woman in her 20s (the source is under investigation), a man in his 40s (travel related), and a woman in her 30s (spread by close contact.) Health officials said all three individuals are isolating at home.
Also, a woman in her 30s from Hooker County tested positive during the two days, and so did a man in his 50s in McPherson County.
The Hooker County resident reportedly caught the virus from close contact. The McPherson County man contracted the virus from someone in the community, officials said.
All individuals are isolating at home, the health department said.
There have been seven new cases since June 17 in the west central district, the health department said. Thus far, there are 77 known COVID-19 cases in the district, including 69 in Lincoln County, 4 in McPherson County, 3 in Hooker County and 1 in Thomas County. Of those, 1 person is currently hospitalized.
Great Plains Health also has four other COVID-19 patients from counties outside the district, Infectious Disease Preventionist Jenny Lantis said Monday. None of those patients are in intensive care or on ventilators, she said.