COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 448; 183 remain active

Douglas County has reported 448 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 33 cases since Friday.

In Douglas County, 265 out of the 448 cases are inactive. On Monday, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health changed its classification from recovered cases to inactive cases, or those past the infectious period. For a positive case, a person’s isolation period ends either 10 days from the onset of symptoms or when they are 72 hours fever free — whichever lasts longer, the health department said. For a positive case in which the person is asymptomatic, the period ends 10 days after a positive lab test.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 8,561 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 70.

Four patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday.


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