COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 72 to 1,895; 752 cases are active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 14 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County has reported 1,895 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 72 cases since Friday.

The county has averaged about 24 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 24 new cases per day is down from a recent high of 45 cases per day in late August and up from a recent low of about nine cases per day in early August.

In Douglas County, 1,143 out of the 1,895 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

Six patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, one more than Friday. Ten Douglas County residents have died thus far from COVID-19 or with the virus as a contributing factor in their deaths. The COVID-19 test positivity rate within Douglas County is 9.1%.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 27,314 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 223.4. Douglas County has the second-highest testing rate out of Kansas’ counties, following Ford County, which has a testing rate of 273.1 people per 1,000.

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 14 COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test positivity rate in Douglas County


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