Two new COVID-19 deaths bring Douglas County’s total to 83; 29 new cases reported
photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health
Two more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the county health department, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county to 83.
According to the health department’s dashboard, there have been 39 deaths in the 85-plus age range, 24 deaths in the 75 to 84 age range, 14 deaths in the 65 to 74 age range, five deaths in the 55 to 64 age range and one death in the 45 to 54 age range.
Douglas County reported 8,870 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 29 cases since Tuesday.
In Douglas County, 8,660 out of the 8,870 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 210 cases are active.
The county has averaged about seven 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 6.86 new cases per day is the lowest moving average the county has seen since the summer, and is down from a recent high of 71 cases per day in early January.
The health department did not update its COVID-19 epidemiological dashboard Wednesday, as it was closed for a vaccine clinic. The COVID-19 epidemiological dashboard will also not be updated Friday, as the office will be closed for another vaccine clinic. Wednesday’s clinic was the largest Douglas County clinic to date, with 4,092 doses distributed.
Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 79.81 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 2.1%. Test positivity rates are 5% in Lecompton, 3.3% in Eudora, 2% in Lawrence and 0% in Baldwin City. Four patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Thursday, two fewer than Tuesday.
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.