Douglas County reports 51 new COVID-19 cases; 366 of 2,740 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

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

Douglas County reported 2,740 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 51 cases since Friday.

In Douglas County, 2,374 out of the 2,740 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 366 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 18 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 18.14 new cases per day is down from a high of 46 cases per day in early September 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 4.9%. This percentage has been on a downward trend since early September, when it hit a high of 9.9%.

Six patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, two more than Friday. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 32,548 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 266.2.

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

14-day moving average test positivity rate for Douglas County on Oct. 19.


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