Douglas County reports 74 new COVID-19 cases; 790 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Jan. 5 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 6,787 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 74 cases since Monday.

In Douglas County, 5,997 out of the 6,787 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 790 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 51 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 51 new cases per day is down from a recent high of 77 cases per day in mid-November and up from a recent low of 17 cases per day in mid-October.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 593.57 per 100,000 people.

Thirteen patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday, the same number as Monday. To date, 35 Douglas County residents have died of COVID-19.


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