Douglas County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 215 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

April 12 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 9,029 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 30 cases since Thursday.

In Douglas County, 8,814 out of the 9,029 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 215 cases are active.

The health department will not update its COVID-19 epidemiological dashboard on Tuesday or Thursday this week. The health department will be offering mass vaccination clinics on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

The county has averaged about eight 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 7.57 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 88.12 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.4%. Test positivity rates are 2.5% in Eudora, 2.4% in Lawrence, 0.7% in Baldwin City and 0% in Lecompton. Seven patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, two more than Thursday. To date, 86 Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19.

Registration for all vaccination clinics will be open to the public, and registration codes will be posted at and Anyone who filled out the Douglas County Vaccine Interest Form will receive a notification about how to sign up for an appointment in the next two weeks, and then use of the form will be discontinued. 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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