Douglas County adds 51 more COVID cases over weekend

photo by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health'

New cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County have increased by 51 since Friday, according to information Monday from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

The cumulative case count for the county now stands at 11,959, with 486 cases currently active. One hundred people have died of COVID-19 in the county since the pandemic began last year.

On Monday, 10 inpatients were being treated for the virus at LMH Health. The moving 14-day average daily case count stood at 24.93.

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health leaders have said they would start advocating for a countywide mask mandate if more than 50 new cases per day were being added in the community, using the 14-day moving average. The health department has also said it would begin recommending a countywide mask mandate if the number of active cases in the community topped 1,000.

Health officials are urging all eligible people — that’s everyone 12 and older — to get the vaccine.

Anyone interested in booking a vaccine appointment or learning more about incentives for getting vaccinated can visit LDCHealth.org/COVIDVaccine.

According to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, 68% of eligible Douglas County residents have received one dose of the vaccine, and 61% have received two doses, as of Sept. 29.

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