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Douglas County reports 51 new COVID-19 cases; 366 of 2,740 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,740 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 51 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 2,374 out of the 2,740 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 366 cases are active. The county has ...

New COVID-19 death in county raises total to 15; KU adds 12 new cases of COVID-19

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s Friday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that 14 people — four residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 and 84 ...

Douglas County reports 21 new COVID-19 cases; 338 of 2,681 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,681 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 21 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 2,343 out of the 2,681 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 338 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases; 332 of 2,660 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,660 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 18 cases since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 2,328 out of the 2,660 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 332 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases; 338 of 2,642 remain active

Douglas County has reported 2,642 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 17 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 19 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the local health department. The current average of ...

Meet Charles and Agatha: the two skeletons doing the most this October

Charles and Agatha are truly winning October, despite the circumstances. They’ve been sunbathing, wining and dining, camping out and playing in the leaves. One might even say they are living their best lives – if not for the fact that they are dead. Every Oct. 1, Lawrence resident Kelly ...

Douglas County reports 52 new COVID-19 cases; 368 of 2,625 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,625 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 52 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 2,258 out of the 2,625 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 368 cases are active. Lawrence-Douglas ...

Dry conditions to persist as 2 cold fronts pass through this week

Two cold fronts will move through the area in coming days, bringing more fall-like temperatures but doing little to reverse recent dry conditions. Lawrence is running 3.5 inches below normal rainfall for the year. Matt Wolters, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Topeka, said ...

Special Olympians enjoy morning of fishing at Lawrence lake despite lack of luck

Not many fish were biting on Saturday at Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park, but that didn't spoil the morning for the contestants in the Special Olympics fishing derby. Fish could be spotted jumping in the park's lake, and an angler who wasn't competing reeled in a catfish that was about a ...

Douglas County clerk to answer readers’ questions about upcoming election

With election day nearing, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew told the Journal-World his office has been working to dispel misinformation that has been getting to voters. As residents are being asked to cast their general election ballots during a global pandemic, Shew said he and his office ...