Douglas County reports 28 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday; 500 remain active
photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Douglas County reported 8,533 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 28 cases since Tuesday.
In Douglas County, 8,033 out of the 8,533 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 500 cases are active.
The county has averaged about 18 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 18.14 new cases per day is down from a recent high of 71 cases per day in early January.
Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 211.16 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 4.1%. Test positivity rates are 5.9% in Eudora, 4.8% in Baldwin City, 3.8% in Lawrence and 3.1% in Lecompton. Six patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, three fewer than Wednesday. 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.