One new COVID-19 death brings county total to 71
photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the local health department’s update about the virus on Thursday, bringing the county’s death toll to 71.
According to the health department’s dashboard, there have been 32 deaths in the 85-plus age range, 21 deaths in the 75 to 84 age range, 13 deaths in the 65 to 74 age range, four deaths in the 55 to 64 age range and one death in the 45 to 54 age range.
Douglas County reported 8,409 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 27 cases since Tuesday.
In Douglas County, 7,888 out of the 8,409 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 521 cases are active.
The county has averaged about 22 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 21.71 new cases per day is down from a recent high of 70 cases per day in early January.
Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 252.72 per 100,000 people. Five patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, four fewer than Tuesday.
Anyone who has not completed Douglas County’s vaccine interest form may do so online at dgcoks.org/vaccineinterestform. Any residents who do not have internet access or who need help filling out the form may contact the Senior Resource Center at 785-842-0543 and leave a message. Staff will return calls during business hours in the order calls are received.