Douglas County reports 66 new COVID-19 cases since Friday; 507 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Feb. 15 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 8,490 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 66 cases since Friday.

In Douglas County, 7,983 out of the 8,490 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 507 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 20 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 19.86 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 228.61 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 3.7%. Test positivity rates are 7.2% in Eudora, 6.6% in Baldwin City, 3.3% in Lawrence and 2.4% in Lecompton. Ten patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, three more than Friday. To date, 71 Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19.

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.

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