May 19, 2020 2:24 PM

Symptom information on closed cases now part of county dashboard

Posted May 19, 2020 2:24 PM

By NICK GOSNELL

Hutch Post

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County Health Department Director Nick Baldetti announced some new data is available on the Reno County dashboard regarding the COVID-19 cases that have tested positive.

"We've added another tab at the Reno County COVID-19 dashboard, it's entitled symptoms," Baldetti said. "It lists out the symptoms that have been present with those that have tested positive for Reno County. You can go out there and kind of see what the symptom spread is for those that have been infected and then the average number of days that they are symptomatic and the underlying conditions that have been associated with those positives."

As of Tuesday, the 41 people diagnosed with COVID-19 have had an average of 13 days with symptoms. Twelve have had specific underlying conditions, three with cardiovascular disease, one with chronic lung disease, two with diabetes, one immunosuppressed and five with a history of smoking.

Twenty-nine of the 41 had a fever, 28 a cough, 20 myalgia, 17 runny nose, 15 shortness of breath, 13 sore throat, eight with chills, seven with nausea or vomiting, four with headache, two with diarrhea and four with other symptoms not listed.

As of Tuesday morning, all 41 cases diagnosed have recovered.

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May 19, 2020 2:24 PM
UPDATED: Injury accident closes portion of US-50 for several hours Tuesday

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — An accident on Highway 50 Tuesday morning sent two people to the hospital.

According to the Reno County Sheriff's Office, at 7:34 a.m. Tuesday, a deputy was dispatched to the 7600 block of East U.S. 50 where 22-year-old Chase Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer of Mayetta was driving a white 2013 Jeep Patriot and passed a 2017 black Honda Accord driven by 42-year-old Elizabeth Touzel of Hutchinson.

The Mayetta woman began driving erratically after passing, crossed the center line and continued into the westbound lane, where she collided head on with a semi. The 2011 semi was driven by 56-year-old Phillip Adams of Orrick, Mo.

Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer’s vehicle then collided with Touzel's vehicle. The semi exited the roadway and ended up in the north ditch. Touzel's vehicle exited the roadway and ended up in the south ditch. Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer's vehicle remained on the roadway.

Wahquahboshkuk-Kramer was wearing her seatbelt. The airbags deployed, and she was trapped in her vehicle. She was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Touzel was transported by Reno County EMS to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident and airbags deployed.

Adams sustained minor injuries and declined treatment by EMS. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

Both lanes of U.S. 50 were opened back up around 3 p.m. Tuesday. The accident is still under investigation.