Douglas County reports 26 new COVID-19 cases since Tuesday; 234 remain active
photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Douglas County reported 8,761 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 26 cases since Tuesday.
In Douglas County, 8,527 out of the 8,761 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 234 cases are active.
The county has averaged about 10 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 10.21 new cases is up slightly from a recent low of 9.57 cases earlier in the week and down from a recent high of 70.86 cases in early January.
Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 118.88 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.3%. Test positivity rates are 4.1% in Eudora, 4% in Baldwin City, 2% in Lawrence and 0% in Lecompton. Seven patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, the same number as Tuesday. To date, 79 Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19.
Anyone who has not completed Douglas County’s vaccine interest form may do so online at dgcoks.org/vaccineinterestform. Any residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine interest form may call Douglas County’s help line at 785-864-9000.