The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has confirmed its first presumptive-positive case of COVID-19 in Kansas, which is also the first in the Kansas City metro. The case is located in Johnson County and the patient is currently in home isolation, following the guidance of the CDC.
KDHE continues to work with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the CDC to identify and contact people who may have come into contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms. The patient is a female under the age of 50 years old. No other information will be provided about the patient.
Johnson County Government will hold a news conference tonight, Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. to provide the media with local experts to interview.
Date: March 7, 2020
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Johnson County Administration Building (111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe, (please enter from the Cherry Street entrance on the East side of the building.)
We will stream the news conference live on our Facebook page (@jocogov)
Scheduled Speakers: Chairman Ed Eilert
Penny Postoak Ferguson, County Manager
Mary Beverly, Interim Director of Public Health and Environment
Nancy Tausz, Health Services Division Director
Barbara Mitchell, Public Information Officer
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment
Public Information Officer