Sep 19, 2020 12:37 AM

13 percent of county tested for COVID-19 as of Friday

Posted Sep 19, 2020 12:37 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County has passed 13 percent of the population having been tested for COVID-19.

That number is as of late Friday afternoon, prior to the third week of a four week thrust to get asymptomatic people in the county to be tested.

As of Friday afternoon, the county's COVID-19 dashboard has 117 active cases recorded, with just 47 cases at Hutchinson Correctional Facility.

Testing for those without symptoms will be conducted at the Hutchinson Clinic 2107 Building driveway from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

To qualify for testing, you need to be a resident of Reno County, not be a direct contact of someone that has COVID-19, have not tested positive in the last 90 days to COVID-19 and have not been tested in the last 30 days. The county budgeted for 250 tests a week for four weeks in September.

925 people have contracted COVID-19 in Reno County since the beginning of the pandemic, with 805 recovered. Three have died.