Douglas County reports 69 new COVID-19 cases; 882 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Nov. 19 COVID-19 update from the health department.

Douglas County reported 4,104 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 69 cases since Wednesday.

The county has averaged about 60 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 59.71 new cases per day is down from a recent high of 65 cases per day in mid-November and up from a recent low of 18 cases per day in mid-October.

The county’s COVID-19 test positivity rate is at 11.5%, down from a recent high of 13.4% in mid-November.

In Douglas County, 3,222 out of the 4,104 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 882 cases are active.

Twenty-nine patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, the same number as Wednesday. Twenty county residents have died from the virus thus far.

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

COVID-19 test positivity rate for Douglas County as of Nov. 19.


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