Specimens of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Coronavirus 2, which causes the disease COVID-19, emerge from infected human cells taken from a patient in the United States at an undefined date.

Four new COVID-19 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Atchison County this week for a total of 19.

The 16th case is a male in his 50s, the 17th is a male in his 40s, the 18th case is a female in her 50s and the 19th case is a male in his 50s.

The female is the first patient that has been hospitalized with in the county.

The other three patients are on home isolation and were not hospitalized. The first 15 cases were also not hospitalized.

There have been 311 negative test results in the county with 32 cases being monitored and 13 total cases that have recovered, as of Friday.

According to statewide numbers, there have been 8,958 cases from 88 counties with 185 deaths reported as of Friday. In neighboring counties, Brown has 5 cases, Doniphan 11, Jackson 82, Jefferson 21 and Leavenworth 1,069. As of Friday, 66,362 negative tests have been conducted at KDHE and private labs and there have been 787 hospitalizations.

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