Douglas County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases; 338 of 2,642 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Oct. 13 COVID-19 update from the health department.

Douglas County has reported 2,642 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 17 cases since Monday.

The county has averaged about 19 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 19 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.

In Douglas County, 2,304 out of the 2,642 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 338 are active.

Three patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday, two less than Monday. The virus has killed 14 county residents.


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