A second COVID-19 case has been confirmed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on Thursday afternoon.


The case was identified with testing sent to KDHE’s Kansas Health and Environmental Laboratories (KHEL).


A 60-year old woman who had been traveling within the United States is now in isolation as she will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.


"Kansans should remain vigilant," Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary of Health and Environment said. "It’s important to live your lives, but it’s also important to take basic precautions like exercising good hygiene practices. It is up to each of us to do our part."


The KDHE recommends people should exercise vigilance when attending any public gatherings, particularly those people over age 60 and those with weakened immune systems or chronic medical conditions.


If you have symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath and believe you may have had contact or have had contact with someone with a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, stay home, self-quarantine for 14 days and call your healthcare provider if you need to seek medical care.