As of April 8, Johnson County, KS, has 239 positive cases of COVID-19; 11 of those are deaths (1 in their 40s, 3 in their 70s, 7 in their 80s+). 1,878 negative tests have been reported to date. Of the 239 cases, 2 are 10-19, 22 are 20-29, 25 are 30-39, 38 are 40-49, 48 are 50-59, 37 are 60-69, 27 are 70-79, and 40 are 80+, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment  said in a news release.

Positive cases represent those reported to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment by physicians, private laboratories, hospitals and the Kansas Department of Health and Environmental Laboratories. These numbers are not representative of the total number of individuals with COVID-19 in Johnson County. All data is provisional and subject to change.

Dr. Sanmi Areola, director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, gave a live update on April 8 and shared details on JoCo’s plan for testing residents, surveying residents online for symptom trends,

Expanded testing will be done in phases and includes the following:Long-term care facilities testing beginning this week with residents and staff in 40 facilitiesSelf-reporting survey launched (see below to take the survey – open to all Johnson County residents)Drive-through community sampling begins Friday, April 10 (only for residents who receive an invitation for demographic and geographic sampling)Continued testing of the seriously illEssential worker testingTesting of first responders
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment is asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). The survey opened on April 7, and will close at 10 a.m., on Friday, April 10 TAKE SURVEY HERE 
Do not visit the ER for mild illness, isolate at home and away from family for at least seven days or for 72 hours after symptoms are gone.Call your doctor with severe symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
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We’ve created a webpage for the common questions surrounding COVID-19. Topics include how to identify symptoms, how it’s spread, who’s at risk and much more. Check back often. As more questions come in, we’ll continue to update answers.

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