COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 415; 194 remain active

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Medical personnel conduct coronavirus testing at LMH Health in Lawrence on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.

Douglas County has reported 415 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 38 cases since Wednesday.

In Douglas County, 221 out of the 415 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. The age range with the highest number of cases is 20 to 29. Out of the 415 cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County, 253 are people in that age range. That’s about 61% of cases. The next-highest age range is 10 to 19, with 40 cases.

According to the Douglas County Community Scorecard, there were three outbreaks in Douglas County this past week. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases not from the same household with the same identified source of exposure. The scorecard also notes that 53 cases from this past week were due to community transition: that is, the cases could not be linked to a known case, an outbreak or travel.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 8,017 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 65.6.

One patient at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Friday. On Thursday, LMH Health announced that a patient who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 died on Wednesday morning, but that this patient’s death was not believed to be a direct result of the virus. No further information was shared due to patient privacy laws.


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