Wednesday, August 26, 2020

8/26/20 - First Fatality Related to COVID-19 Identified in Scott County


Scott County Health Department


NEWS RELEASE                                                                                              Contact: Edith Tarango

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                           County Health Officer

Date:    August 26th, 2020                                                                                          Phone: 620-872-5774


First Fatality of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Identified in Scott County

Scott County, Kansas– On Tuesday August 25th, 2020 the Scott County Health Department received confirmation of the first known death related to COVID-19 in Scott County. The Scott County resident was a male in his early 70’s with underlying conditions.

The Scott County Health Department staff sends their deepest condolences to the family in this difficult time. To protect the most vulnerable in our community please practice social distancing, wash your hands, and wear a face mask. 

At the time of this release, Scott County has recorded 90 total positive COVID-19 cases.

If you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately. Do no visit in-person prior to receiving confirmation from that healthcare provider. Please adhere to the following recommendations:

·       Wear a face mask in public places

·       Avoid non-essential travel.

·       Follow all recommendations regarding self-quarantine

·       Avoid large gatherings

·       If you do need to go out in public, ensure you maintain six feet distance from other people, and wear a facemask.

The Scott County Health Department has worked closely on these decisions with numerous community partners, including Scott County Government, The City of Scott City, Scott County Emergency Management, Hospital, School District, and other local partners.

Scott County residents can stay informed by visiting the Scott County Health Department’s Facebook Page,, or

For general information, contact the KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) or email . You may also contact the Scott County Health Department information line at 620-872-5774 or email

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