COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 109 to 2,283; 530 cases are active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 28 COVID-19 update from the health department.

Douglas County has reported 2,283 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 109 cases since Friday.

The county has averaged about 19 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 19 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.

According to a 14-day moving average graph that shows the test positivity rate in Douglas County, Douglas County had a positivity rate of 7.7% on Monday. Previously, the county hit a high of 9.9% in early September and a recent low of 3.1% in late August.

In Douglas County, 1,753 out of the 2,283 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

Three patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, one more than Friday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 29,386 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 240.4.

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Sept. 28 14-day moving average test positivity graph for Douglas County.


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