Douglas County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases; 504 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Feb. 16 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 8,505 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 17 cases since Monday.

In Douglas County, 8,001 out of the 8,505 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 504 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 19.93 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 232 per 100,000 people. Ten patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday, the same number as Monday. 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 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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