Douglas County reports 52 new COVID-19 cases; 1,063 remain active
photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Douglas County reported 7,791 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 52 cases since Wednesday.
In Douglas County, 6,728 out of the 7,791 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,063 cases are active.
The county has averaged about 50 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 49.93 new cases per day is down from a high of 80 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 581.1 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 3.8%. Test positivity rates are 8.9% in Eudora, 4.8% in Lecompton, 3.7% in Baldwin City and 3.5% in Lawrence.
Fourteen patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, one more than Wednesday. To date, 36 Douglas County residents have died of COVID-19.