Douglas County reports 25 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday; 391 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Douglas County's COVID-19 14-day average of new cases per day for Feb. 25, 2021

Douglas County reported 8,606 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 25 cases since Tuesday.

In Douglas County, 8,215 out of the 8,606 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 12.64 new cases is the lowest average the county has seen since mid-August.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 147.14 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 3.4%. Test positivity rates are 7.1% in Lecompton, 3.4% in Lawrence, 2.9% in Baldwin City and 2.5% in Eudora. Eight patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, one fewer than Tuesday. 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.

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health did not update their epidemiological dashboard on Wednesday because the office was closed due to a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. At Wednesday’s clinic, 2,550 doses were given out to high-contact critical workers and people over age 65. It was the largest community vaccination clinic to date. Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health will also be closed Friday for another COVID-19 vaccination clinic.


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