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Over 4,000 vaccines administered in Douglas County so far; 30 new cases of COVID-19

As of Friday, 3,337 first doses and 792 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Douglas County, according to the health department. George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, said the 3,337 first doses have been administered at LMH Health, ...

Douglas County reports 67 new COVID-19 cases; 1,207 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,440 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 67 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 6,233 out of the 7,440 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,207 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases; 1,176 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,287 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 54 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 6,111 out of the 7,287 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,176 cases are active. The county has ...

Douglas County reports 187 new COVID-19 cases over weekend; 1,160 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,233 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 187 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 6,073 out of the 7,233 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,160 cases are active. The county has ...

Douglas County reports 72 new COVID-19 cases; 1,086 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,046 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 72 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 5,960 out of the 7,046 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,086 cases are active. The county ...

New COVID-19 death in county brings total to 36; 87 new cases

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s update on Thursday. The new death, which brings the total to 36, was a man in the 65 to 74 age range who had been hospitalized at the time of death, George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for ...

Kansas moves people 65+ up in line for COVID-19 vaccinations

Story updated at 7:23 p.m. Thursday TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas expects to finish giving COVID-19 vaccines to long-term care residents and health care workers by the end of this month and has moved people aged 65 and older into the next group to receive the shots. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on ...

Douglas County court to delay jury trials through January

Jury trials that were set to begin this month in Douglas County District Court are going to be postponed, the chief judge said Thursday. The court has a plan approved by the state Office of Judicial Administration and by Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to resume holding jury trials ...

Douglas County reports 100 new COVID-19 cases; 950 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,887 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 100 cases since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 5,937 out of the 6,887 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 950 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 74 new COVID-19 cases; 790 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,787 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 74 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 5,997 out of the 6,787 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 790 cases are active. The county has ...

Douglas County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases; 820 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,482 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 54 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 5,662 out of the 6,482 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 820 cases are active. The county ...

2 new COVID-19 deaths bring total to 34 in Douglas County; 57 new cases

Two more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s update on Wednesday. The two new deaths, which bring the total to 34, were two men older than 85 who had both been hospitalized at the time of death, health department spokesperson George ...

Kansas working through details of who gets vaccinated when

TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas is working through the details of exactly who will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines in exactly what order as it concentrates on giving shots mostly to health care workers this month. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature ...