Kansas’s least populated county confirms first coronavirus case

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FILE – This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, U.S. health regulators OK’d the first coronavirus test that allows people to collect their own sample at home, a new approach that could help expand testing options in most states. The sample will still have to be shipped for processing back to LabCorp, which operates diagnostic labs throughout the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)

TRIBUNE, Kan. (KSNT) – Greeley County Emergency Management confirmed via Facebook that the county had its first resident test positive for COVID-19 Saturday night.

Facebook Post from Greeley County Emergency Management

County officials say they are working to confirm people who were in close contact with the patient who has tested positive.

Greeley County is the states least populated county, with a population just over 1,220 people.

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