Lyon County sees double-digit increase in COVID cases for the first time since March


EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) – Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Lyon County.

KVOE Radio says that in recent months, the county has seen a single-digit increase in new cases of COVID-19 during its benchmarks, which have occurred three times per week.

That trend ended on Wednesday, when Lyon County Public Health added 21 new cases to the county’s overall total.

The radio station said it was the first time since St. Patrick’s Day on March 17 that the county had seen a double-digit increase. The county had 11 new cases that day.

The county of Lyon has also remained stable on its number of cases of COVID variants during several reference periods, but this category is also increasing, reports KVOE.

A week ago, Lyon County had 18 variant cases in total, 16 of the alpha strain and two of the delta strain.

As of Wednesday, the county had 22 variant cases, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, with 18 of the alpha strain and four of the delta strain.

KVOE said that with only three patients cured, the number of active cases of the coronavirus in Lyon County has increased from 34 to 52. This is the highest level of active cases in Lyon County since 64 cases have was reported on February 28.

Lyon County has remained stable with 86 deaths, according to KVOE, with one death awaiting final cause information.

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