After it was revealed yesterday that a Cowley County resident tested positive for COVID-19, all county facilities were closed, and the county government declared a state of local emergency for 60 days. Some county facilities had already only been open on a limited basis. County agencies will continue to serve citizens by phone, email, online services, postal mail and schedule appointments. With the courthouses in Winfield and Ark City now fully closed, people who need to file a protection from abuse or stalking, or sexual assault petition will have to pick them up, along with instructions, in the lobby of both the Winfield and Ark City police departments. There are now 10 virus-related deaths in Kansas and 114 hospitalizations. The median age of those who contracted the disease is 55. In Kay County, Oklahoma the count of positive cases remained at 24 as of 8 a.m. Wednesday but also reported one death, a male older than 65. The number of cases in Oklahoma increased to 719, up from 565 the previous day. Thirty deaths are being reported.