Alva Review-Courier -

COVID spike arrives late, hits hard in rural Kansas county


October 16, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — With COVID-19 cases surging in rural areas across the Midwest, a county sheriff in northwestern Kansas found himself struggling to breathe and landed in a hospital room more than an hour from home because there was no space at the local medical center.

The county's emergency management director, the hospital CEO and more than 50 medical staff have also tested positive. Most of the 30-plus residents in the local nursing home caught the virus, and six have died since late September.

Gove County, with a population of 2,600, is among many rural counties in Kansas and acros...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020