COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 765; 94 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Aug. 12 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 765.

In Douglas County, 671 out of the 765 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

The county has averaged about nine new cases per day over the last seven days, according to a seven-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. At its height, the average was about 27 cases per day in early to mid-July. The current average of nine cases per day is slightly up from a recent low of about seven cases per day in early August.

Four patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Wednesday, two fewer than Tuesday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 13,350 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 109.2.


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