Douglas County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases since Friday; 191 remain active

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

May 10, 2021 COVID-19 update from the health department

Douglas County reported 9,254 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 18 cases since Friday.

In Douglas County, 9,063 out of the 9,254 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 191 cases are active.

The county has averaged about six 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 5.86 cases is the lowest average the county has seen since June and is down from a recent high of nine cases per day in April.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 68.17 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 1.9%. Positivity rates are 2.1% in Lawrence, 1.3% in Eudora and 0% in Baldwin City and Lecompton. Five patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, one more than Friday. To date, 87 Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19.

Registration for vaccination clinics at LMH Health is open to the public, and registration codes are posted at and Community members may also get a vaccine at LMH Health without making an appointment. Any residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine interest form may call Douglas County’s help line at 785-864-9000.


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