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 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.

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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