COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 25 to 2,174; 519 cases are active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 25 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County has reported 2,174 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 25 cases since Thursday.

The county has averaged about 16 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 16 new cases per day is down from a high of 45 cases per day in late August and up from a recent low of nine cases per day in early August.

In Douglas County, 1,655 out of the 2,174 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

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

The Douglas County Community Scorecard noted that there were no high-risk outbreaks reported this week. A “high-risk” outbreak is defined as “those that are — by setting or by population — considered potentially detrimental in their effects on our healthcare system.” The scorecard also noted that the average number of new COVID-19 cases per week and the number of active COVID-19 cases per week were on the decline from last week.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 28,897 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 236.4.


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