Allen County COVID cases at 14

An Allen Countians remains in the hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The case is the 14th in the county since the start of the pandemic. Of those two have been hospitalized, with one remaining.

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July 28, 2020 - 10:00 AM

One person from Allen County remains hospitalized with COVID-19, out of the 14 positive cases that have been reported since the pandemic began.

The SEK Multi-County Health Department issued its weekly report Monday, updating the total by four new cases in Allen County in the past week.

Two local residents have been hospitalized with the virus, with one remaining in the hospital.

The county has six current cases and eight recovered cases. That includes one person who was out of state and remains there, but listed Allen County as the permanent address.

Elsewhere in the four counties that comprise the SEK health department, Anderson County has had 26 positive cases including two current cases; Bourbon County has had 66 cases with six current cases and one death; and Woodson County has had 11 cases, none currently.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Monday reported 26,172 positive cases, with 1,644 hospitalizations and 335 deaths.

Elsewhere, Oklahoma reported at least 1,244 new cases on Monday. For the past week, it has recorded an average of 1,104 new cases a day. It has a total of 32,529 confirmed cases, and 495 deaths from the virus.

On Monday, President Trump again pushed unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine, is an effective treatment for COVID-19. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently withdrew an order that allowed the drug’s use as a emergency treatment for COVID-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said, “I go along with the FDA.”

Fauci pushed back Tuesday, saying he will keep doing his job.

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