Cloud County Reports First Positive COVID-19 Case


The Cloud County Health Department received notification on Wednesday, April 1st confirming one positive case of COVID-19 in Cloud County.

The case in Cloud County is a resident with a recent known travel related exposure. The individual is currently maintaining in-home isolation and is stable. The Cloud County Health Department is notifying all of the patient’s contacts and will monitor them routinely for fever and respiratory symptoms. No further information will be given on the patient.

Cloud County Health Administrator Brandi Bray says they continue to work closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment during this time.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications.After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations.In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 94 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing. In 2018 he became the Studio Coordinator at the Cumulus Kansas City broadcast center for Kansas City Chiefs Football.