Virus

WARRENSBURG – The Johnson County COVID-19 Task Force states there have been a total of 397 COVID-19 cases reported in Johnson County as of Friday morning, July 24.

The task force states that of the 397 confirmed positive cases in the county, 221 cases are considered recovered while 174 are still active.

To be considered recovered, the task force states a person who had tested positive, must be seven days post onset of symptoms and 72 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication.

The task force did note that some of the confirmed positive tests were administered outside of the county.

There have been also been two deaths previously reported in the county in relation to COVID-19 complications.

The first death was reported July 8 at the individual's residence while the second was reported July 10 at a local, long-term care facility.

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