COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 40 to 1,935; 764 cases are active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 15 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County has reported 1,935 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 40 cases since Monday.

The county has averaged about 23 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 23 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, 1,171 out of the 1,935 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

Five patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday, one fewer than Monday. Ten Douglas County residents have died thus far from COVID-19 or with the virus as a contributing factor in their deaths.

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