The Sumner County Health Department has now confirmed a fourth COVID-19 case in Sumner County.


The testing results came in Sunday from a private lab.  There have been delays in notifications with private labs, a press release from Sumner County Public Health Officer Laura Rettig said.


The patient is a woman in her 50s who works out of the county in healthcare and has been in isolation.


There have been four confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death from the virus reported in Sumner County since March 25.


Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly lifted the state stay-at-home order, May 4. This start to reopening is Phase One of “Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas. Phase Two will occur no sooner than May 18. Phase Three will occur no sooner than June 1, and a Phase Out will occur no sooner than June 15.


Local Kansas governments may impose additional restrictions than the state has implemented, but they cannot be less restrictive than the governor’s plan.


“The State will set the regulatory baseline for Kansas local governments in each phase of this framework, allowing local governments to retain the ability to impose additional restrictions that are in the best interest of the health of their respective residents,” the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website reads. “Any specific guidelines not outlined in the Framework are the jurisdiction of each local government. The state will not force communities to reopen.”


The Sumner County Commission, at its May 4 meeting, did not impose any more restrictions than the state has and is following Phase One of the state’s reopening plan. The commission will continue to monitor daily the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state.


As of 9 a.m., May 4, the state has 5,245 confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 82 counties with 136 deaths.