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Montgomery Lags Behind Neighboring Counties In Coronavirus Testing


Although Montgomery County has the highest number of positive Covid cases in the immediate area the county has the lowest rate of people actually being tested for the virus.  According to figures from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Montgomery County has had 77 people tested for Coronavirus or 2.24 people per 1,000.


By contrast, Labette County with 4 positive cases has had 76 people tested, 0r 3.87 per 1,000. Chautauaqua County with 3 positive cases has had 8 people tested for a rate of 2.46 per thousand, Neosho County with 1 case has had 64 people tested for a rate of 4 people per 1,000 and Wilson County, which has yet to have reported a positive test result for the virus has had 28 people tested for a rate of 3.28 people per 1,000.

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