COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 2,135; number of active cases drops by 277

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 23 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County has reported 2,135 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 17 cases since Tuesday.

In Douglas County, 1,630 out of the 2,135 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health. The number of active cases also dropped by over 250 in one day, from 782 active cases on Tuesday to 505 active cases on Wednesday.

The county has averaged about 17 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 17 new cases per day is down from a high of 45 cases per day in late August and up from a low of nine cases per day in early August.

Two patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Wednesday, the same number as Tuesday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 28,497 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 233.1.

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