Douglas County reports 11 new COVID-19 cases; 391 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Feb. 23 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 8,581 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 11 cases since Monday.

In Douglas County, 8,190 out of the 8,581 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 391 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 13 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 12.86 new cases is the lowest average the county has seen since mid-August.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 149.64 per 100,000 people. Eight patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday, one more than Monday. To date, 76 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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