Douglas County reports 147 new COVID-19 cases since Friday; 1,210 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

Jan. 19 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 7,617 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 147 cases since Friday.

In Douglas County, 6,407 out of the 7,617 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,210 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 59 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 58.5 new cases per day is down from a high of 78 cases per day in mid-November and up from a recent low of 43 cases per day in mid-December.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 680.86 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 5%. Test positivity rates are 8.3% in Eudora, 6.5% in Lecompton, 4.8% in Lawrence and 3.4% in Baldwin City.

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


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