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COVID-19 death count in county rises by 3 to 13; 2,340 cases in all

Three more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the health department's Wednesday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that ten people — three residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 26 to 2,309; 539 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,309 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 26 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 18 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 18 new ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 109 to 2,283; 530 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,283 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 109 cases since Friday. The county has averaged about 19 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 19 new ...

LMH Health reaches deal to keep local physician company at emergency department

A deal has been finalized to keep the day-to-day operations of LMH Health's emergency department under the control of its longtime local operator. LMH Health announced Monday afternoon that it has finalized a three-year contract with Lawrence Emergency Medicine Associates to provide ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 25 to 2,174; 519 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,174 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 25 cases since Thursday. The county has averaged about 16 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 16 ...

Health department to get $720K renovation; clinic to temporarily relocate

A $720,000 renovation to the health department — funded largely by federal pandemic money — is about to get underway and will cause a temporary relocation of clinic services, according to a news release from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ...

‘Moby-Dick’ scholar to join artist of life-size whale in virtual talk on Friday

The artist of a life-size scratchboard whale and a "Moby-Dick" scholar will come together in a virtual conversation Friday night through the Lawrence Arts Center. Jos Sances' piece "Or, The Whale" currently occupies an entire wall of the art center's large gallery. In August, the Journal-World ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 34 to 2,118; 782 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 2,118 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 34 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 19 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 19 new ...