The number of mumps cases in Douglas County continues to increase, creeping closer to the record for cases during an outbreak in the county.
According to the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, 214 mumps cases are confirmed or considered probable in the county.
The record is thought to be close to 270 cases countywide in 1989.
The number of mumps cases has increased statewide as well. There have been 528 confirmed or probable cases in 54 Kansas counties, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The state also is investigating an additional 89 patients with potential symptoms of mumps.