COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 105; 23 remain active

photo by: Orlin Wagner/Associated Press

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

Updated at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday

Douglas County has reported 105 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, local officials said Wednesday — an increase of four cases since Monday.

In Douglas County, 82 out of the 105 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. This week, the health department switched to releasing COVID-19 updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previously, it released updates Mondays through Fridays.

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health also clarified in its release that though the department reported 102 cases on Monday, one of those cases ended up later being reassigned to another county. This means there were only 101 cases on Monday, which accounts for the four-case increase.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 5,400 Douglas County residents have been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 44.2.

No patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Wednesday.


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