COVID-19

Case Numbers for Harper County
Last Update:  10/22/2021

Total Cases:
915**Para obtener información en español, cambie el idioma de la página en el cuadro desplegable que se encuentra en la esquina inferior derecha.  


Case numbers include both confirmed and probable cases. A confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive by PCR testing for COVID-19. A probable case is defined by KDHE as a)presumptive lab evidence (antigen) with COVID-19 symptoms or epi-linked to a confirmed case, or b) no lab testing with COVID-19 symptoms and epi-linked to a confirmed case. Case counts are preliminary and subject to verification.  The number of negative tests and total tests only pertain to PCR tests.  Our total case numbers will be higher than the positive tested number due to probable cases as defined above.  
Active Cases:
24
Deaths:
18
Ages of Current Positive Cases      

  0-12 years - 5

13-19 years - 4

20-29 years - 2

30-39 years - 3

40-49 years - 2

50-59 years - 2

60-69 years - 4

70-79 years - 1

80-89 years -1

90-99 years - 0

 






Last updated 10/22/21 at 2:15 p.m.  Our last positive case was identified on 10/22/21. This is an increase of 4 cases since our last update.  Harper County has experienced a few break-through cases in vaccinated individuals.  KDHE will have this information available in a few weeks.  Harper County testing breakdowns can be found on the KDHE COVID-19 website -  https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas   We will post the next update on 10/25/21.   



Harper County COVID-19 Vaccination Information  as of 9/17/21 -  

Eligible Population that have Completed the COVID-19 Vaccine Series - 47.45%  and Eligible Population with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine - 51.92%  - per KDHE vaccine website.   

*** Links to COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheets

Pfizer Vaccine  - https://www.fda.gov/media/144414/download

Moderna Vaccine - https://www.modernatx.com/covid19vaccine-eua/eua-fact-sheet-recipients.pdf

Johnson & Johnson - https://www.fda.gov/media/146305/download


**COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION -  Our COVID-19 vaccinations are now open to all. We currently have Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccine.  Anyone interested should either call our office or sign up on our waitlist at https://forms.gle/JtKaPFciQzwXveue7.. The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for ages 12 and older.  Those interested should sign up on the waitlist or call our office for an appointment. .  - Last updated 9/20/21 at 3:45 p.m.

 The Harper County Health Department may/will not release further information on patients. We are  tasked with notifying any contacts of the confirmed cases. We continue to recommend all people with symptoms associated with COVID-19 call their medical provider and we continue to collaborate with the health care providers in our community. 
  • Please continue to help slow the spread by...
  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your face
  • Wear a mask in public settings
  • Maximize physical distance (6 feet or more) in public settings
  • Avoid socializing with groups
  • Follow quarantine guidelines following travel or when instructed by health officials
  • Get Vaccinated

 **Positive Cases of COVID-19 must continue to isolate for 10 days from their onset of symptoms and be fever-free for 72-hours and have a marked improvement in symptoms before returning to work, school, and normal activities.  

Additional mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Recommended for Moderately and Severely Immuncompromised Persons - 

August 13, 2021

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced that effective immediately Kansas providers may now administer an additional dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and have already been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. 
This additional dose is to be administered at least 28 days after the second dose and is recommended only for people who are moderately and severely immunocompromised due to a health condition or medical treatment. This includes:
• Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
• Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
• Receipt of CAR-T-Cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant
• Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency
• Advanced or untreated HIV infection
• Active treatments with high-dose corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF blockers and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory.
Please speak with your health care provider if you have questions regarding this additional dose.


For Immediate Release – Effective Immediately

 December 8, 2020

 New COVID-19 Quarantine Guidelines – ONLY For Contacts Without Symptoms

 ** Household contacts are still required to quarantine during and after the positive household member is released from isolation.

 7 Day Quarantine (Persons Being Tested and Having No Symptoms)

  • Must remain symptom free for duration of quarantine.
  • On or after Day 6 of exposure, the individual may get a PCR Test.  Make sure that you are getting the correct test, antigen and antibody tests are not accepted.
  • If the PCR Test is negative and you remain symptom free, you may return to normal activity on Day 8.
  • If you are still waiting for results on Day 7, you must remain in quarantine until the results are received.

10 Day Quarantine (Persons Not Testing and Having No Symptoms)

  • Must remain symptom free for duration of quarantine.
  • On Day 11, you may return to normal activities for as long as you remain symptom free.

 ** Residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities as well as offender populations in Kansas Dept. Of Correction prisons, are not eligible for shortened quarantine periods.  

 All exposed persons should monitor their symptoms for 14 days from exposure and contact their healthcare provider if symptoms develop. The disease can still develop through Day 14.

 If you are unclear about the quarantine guidelines, please contact your personal physician or the Harper County Health Department.