May 13, 2020 3:55 PM

Baldetti: Positive case rate of non-Fairgrounds tests stays below 5%

Posted May 13, 2020 3:55 PM

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County Health Department Director Nick Baldetti updated the county's statistics on tests administered on Wednesday morning, leaving out the ones taken at the Kansas State Fairgrounds.

"Nine hundred and sixty-six tests were run in Reno County external of the Walmart testing site," Baldetti said. "With 925 negatives, external of the Walmart testing site, we're at a case positive rate of about 4.25%."

All 150 Walmart tests on the county's dashboard have come back negative, but there are some other Reno County tests outstanding.

"As of this morning, we are still awaiting 82 test results that are in queue to be reported," Baldetti said.

According to the county's dashboard on Wednesday, only three cases have required ventilation throughout the pandemic, only five were admitted to the ICU and just one is still in the hospital.

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KSHSAA announces governor's senior scholars

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Though KSHSAA could not hold the annual program, officials wanted to recognize those seniors that are governor's scholars. http://kshsaa.org/Public/pdf/GovScholars20.pdf

Area senior scholars are listed below:

Burrton High School: Alexis Zehr

Buhler High School: Payton DeMeyer, Caitlyn Sanders

Cheney High School: Sabrina Ann Veith

Central Plains High School, Claflin: Jerred Bieberle

Halstead High School: Kaleb Black

Hesston High School: Benjamin Hunsberger

Hutchinson High School: Ronald Y. Heminway, Weston Kraus, 

Rylie McFadden, Nia Reneau

Trinity Catholic High School, Hutchinson: Meg Friday

Inman High School: Kolby Blank

Kingman High School: Audrey Marie Birkenbaugh

Little River High School: Leah Kate Ayers

McPherson High School: Jackson Cole Schrader, Michael Trenton Stecklein

Nickerson High School: Tre' Garcia

Pretty Prairie High School: Ethan Perry

Sterling High School: Mallory S. Beltz