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Atchison Co confirms 62nd virus case

(KAIR)--Atchison County is reporting another confirmed case of COVID-19, bringing the county’s total to 62.

According to a release from Atchison County Emergency Management Director Wes Lanter on Monday, the latest case is a 19-year-old man who is isolating at home.
55 of the county’s cases have recovered.
Two remain hospitalized.

Kansas has seen its rate of positive coronavirus tests inch up over the past month and is approaching 29,000 reported cases for the pandemic. The state Department of Health and Environment reported Monday that the state had another 1,064 cases since Friday for an increase of 3.8% to 28,876. The department also reported another seven COVID-19-related deaths to bring the total to 365 for the pandemic. The Associated Press reports the overall rate of total positive tests results has been increasing after bottoming out at 8% in late June and standing at 8.3% on July 3. The rate of positive tests for the pandemic was 9.6% as of Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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