Lyon County Public Health
Brandon W. Stiner, PhD, PIO
420 W. 15th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 208-3741
PublicHealth.LyonCounty.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
5/14/2020

Third Fatality of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Identified in Lyon County

Lyon County, Kansas – On May 14, 2020, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) confirmed the third known death of COVID-19 in Lyon County.  The patient who died was a Hispanic male in his 40’s.

This marks the third death caused by the novel Coronavirus in Lyon County. Contact investigations are ongoing and any identified close contacts have been quarantined at home and monitored for symptoms by Lyon County Public Health Staff.

“Our public health team wishes to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one” stated Renee Hively, Lyon County Health Officer.

Lyon County Public Health reminds you, if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider immediately. Do not visit in-person prior to receiving confirmation from that healthcare provider. Continue to follow all Public Health guidelines referencing COVID-19.

Lyon County residents can stay informed by visiting our website at: https://www.publichealth.lyoncounty.org/

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