Bourbon County has first death due to COVID-19, other health conditions

BOURBON COUNTY, Kan. – Health officials confirm the first death due to COVID-19 in Bourbon County, Kansas.

“It is with our deepest regret that we need to announce the loss of our first resident of Bourbon County, KS (elderly male), due to COVID-19, plus other health conditions. We would like to extend our sympathy to his family and friends of this individual during this difficult time and encourage the public to do the same as his family and friends mourn his loss,” stated the SEK Multi-County Health Departments in a press release.

The man was and had been hospitalized out of state before March 22, 2020 and was Bourbon County’s first positive COVID-19 case. Bourbon County Health officials say they have already finished getting in touch with those who were a contact of this patient.