Douglas County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases; 332 of 2,660 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Oct. 14 COVID-19 update from the health department.

Douglas County reported 2,660 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 18 cases since Tuesday.

In Douglas County, 2,328 out of the 2,660 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 332 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 20 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 19.57 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.

Two patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Wednesday, one less than Tuesday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 31,901 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 260.9.


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