Douglas County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 195 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

April 5 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 8,971 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 27 cases since Thursday.

In Douglas County, 8,776 out of the 8,971 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 195 cases are active.

The county has averaged about nine 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 8.93 new cases per day is up from a low of just under seven new cases per day in mid-March and down from a recent high of 71 cases per day in early January.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 103.92 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.4%. Test positivity rates are 3.2% in Lecompton, 3.1% in Baldwin City, 2.5% in Lawrence and 1.4% in Eudora. Six patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, four more than Thursday.

Anyone who has not completed Douglas County’s vaccine interest form may do so online at Any residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine interest form may call Douglas County’s help line at 785-864-9000.


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