Ford County now has a confirmed case of COVID-19

Coronavirus in Kansas

DODGE CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – The first case of COVID-19 or coronavirus has been identified in Ford County.

The county confirmed the case is in a person over 60 years old who traveled into Ford County. The person is being treated and their family is under quarantine.

Ford County says they are continuing to track COVID-19.

The county says if you are in need of COVID-19 testing because of active symptoms or recent travel, call your medical provider. The county says medical providers, Western Plains Medical Complex and Ford County Health have the ability to test for COVID-19.

For more visit

KDHE Hotline 1-866-534-3463

Ford County Health Department 1-620-227-4545

On Tuesday, the state of Kansas reported 16 coronavirus cases, including one death. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the coronavirus case in Ford County will be counted as a resident in their state’s numbers by the CDC. They are not included in Kansas numbers.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas
Test Results Updated 3/17/20 at 10 a.m.
Positive (confirmed) 15 (1 death included)
Negative 417
Positive Case Information County Number
Butler County 1
Douglas County 1
Franklin County 1
Johnson County 10
Wyandotte County 3

Ford County Administrator J.D. Gilbert released this statement:

Our epidemiology staff is in constant communication with KDHE, so information is being shared in real-time. 

So, any confirmed case is interviewed along with close personal contacts and there is basically an investigation process that can allow for the identification of a “patient zero” so-to-speak as well as quarantining anyone in the contacts that has risk factors/close contact. 

At this time, we are not releasing super detailed information regarding the patient because that process is still on-going. 

The patient is not from Ford County traveled into Ford County from out-of-state, and right now, there are two individuals that are close contacts in quarantine.


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