Douglas County reports 67 new COVID-19 cases; 1,207 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Jan. 14 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 7,440 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 67 cases since Wednesday.

In Douglas County, 6,233 out of the 7,440 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,207 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 65 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 65.21 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 759 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 7.9%. Test positivity rates are 13.4% in Lecompton, 12.8% in Eudora, 8.9% in Baldwin City and 7.3% in Lawrence.

Fifteen patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, the same number as Wednesday. To date, 36 Douglas County residents have died of COVID-19.


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