Douglas County reports 100 new COVID-19 cases; 950 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Jan. 6 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 6,887 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 100 cases since Tuesday.

In Douglas County, 5,937 out of the 6,887 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 950 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 49 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 49.43 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 575.28 per 100,000 people.

Sixteen patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Wednesday, three more than Tuesday. To date, 35 Douglas County residents have died of COVID-19.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 50,747 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 415.1.


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