Douglas County reports 29 new COVID-19 cases; 298 of 2,524 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Oct. 8 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County has reported 2,524 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 29 cases since Wednesday.

The county has averaged about 14 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the local health department. The current average of 14 new cases per day is down from a high of 46 cases per day in early September, when the University of Kansas conducted widespread tests of students and staff, and up from a recent low of nine cases per day in early August.

The health department reported that the county’s 14-day average positivity rate is at 5.8%. This percentage has been on a downward trend since early September, when it hit a high of 9.8%.

In Douglas County, 2,226 out of the 2,524 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

Three patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, one less than Wednesday. The virus has killed 14 county residents, including one death announced Wednesday by Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Oct. 8 14-day moving average test positivity rate for Douglas County

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