Douglas County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases; 1,176 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Jan. 12 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 7,287 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 54 cases since Monday.

In Douglas County, 6,111 out of the 7,287 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,176 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 64 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 64.21 new cases per day is down from a recent high of 78 cases per day in mid-November and up from a recent low of 43 cases per day in December.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 747.36 per 100,000 people.

Fifteen patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Tuesday, two fewer than Monday. To date, 36 Douglas County residents have died of COVID-19.


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