Another Johnson County, Kansas resident in their 80s dies of COVID-19 complications

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JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — Officials in Johnson County confirmed Tuesday morning that another resident has died due to complications with COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 10, up one from Monday.

While health officials did not release many details about the patient, they did say the individual was in their 80s.

According to the update, so far 217 residents tested positive for the virus, which is up five cases from Monday. Below is a chart categorizing the number of positive cases by age group.

Age distribution (median age: 55)
Age range Number of cases Number of deaths
0-9 0
10-19 2
20-29 21
30-39 22
40-49 37 1
50-59 43
60-69 32
70-79 26 3
80-89 34 6

Officials with Jackson County, Johnson County, Kansas, Wyandotte County and the City of Kansas City are currently under a “stay-at-home” order until April 24. It directs residents to stay at home except for essential needs.

Here is a list of what counts as essential activities and essential businesses during stay-at home order

Health officials ask that you refrain from visiting the ER during this time for mild illness. They suggest isolating at home and away from family for at least seven days or for 72 hours after symptoms are gone.

If you do have severe symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath they want you to call your doctor.

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