WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has updated its coronavirus data to show ten more cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant in Kansas. Cases of the variant more than doubled, from nine on Monday to 19 on Wednesday. Cases of the delta variant climbed by 308.

The KDHE also reports 34 more Kansas deaths have been linked to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 6,950. One of the recently added deaths was a person in the 18-24 age group.

There have been 153 new coronavirus hospitalizations in Kansas in the past two days, up dramatically since Monday’s report of 57 over the weekend. The KDHE says 5,074 Kansans tested positive for the coronavirus since the Monday update, while 3,818 tested negative.

Each Wednesday, the KDHE also updates how many active coronavirus clusters it is tracking across Kansas. There are 160 active clusters this week, down two from last Wednesday. Of the active clusters, 35 are in Kansas K-12 schools. That is down by three from last week. The KDHE only names locations that have five or more current cases.

These are the COVID-19 exposure locations named this week:

TypeFacilityCityCases within
the last 14 days
CorrectionsEllsworth Correctional FacilityEllsworth9
Riley County Correctional FacilityManhattan13
Day careLets GrowMerriam5
Mini Masters Learning CenterTopeka8
Health carePittsburg Health and Rehabilitation CenterPittsburg6
Long term care facilityCatholic Care CenterBel Aire5
Diversicare of SedgwickSedgwick15
Garden TerraceOverland Park6
MedicalodgeGreat Bend13
Medcalodges GardnerGardner7
Pine VillageMoundridge6
The CedarsMcPherson10
The Healthcare Resort Assisted LivingTopeka6
Topeka Center for Rehabilitation and HealthcareTopeka13
Windsor PlaceCoffeyville6
SchoolAndover Sunflower Elementary SchoolAndover5
Anthony Elementary SchoolAnthony6
Marion Middle/High SchoolMarion6
North Fairview Elementary SchoolTopeka7
Oak Hill Elementary SchoolOverland Park5
Soderstrom Elementary SchoolLindsborg7
St Thomas Aquinas SchoolWichita7
USD 321 RossvilleRossville13
Wamego SchoolsWamego24
SportsOlathe West High SchoolOlathe6
Shawnee Mission West High SchoolOverland Park9
Wabaunsee Junior HighPaxico12
(Source: KDHE The KDHE will publish the names of locations with five or more COVID-19 cases with symptom onset dates in the last 14 days. Once a place no longer has five or more cases with symptom onset dates within the last 14 days, it will be removed from the list)

The KDHE also updates its COVID-19 vaccination numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In the past two days:

  • 6,311 more Kansans got their first dose of a vaccine
  • 1,251 got a second dose (This number is much lower than the usual two-day count, but the KDHE says it should be considered a preliminary figure, and is correct for now.)
  • 11,248 got a third dose

Of Kansans eligible to get vaccinated, the KDHE reports 62.62% have received at least one dose, while 54.2% have finished a vaccine series.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,660
Anderson2,435
Atchison4,775
Barber1,136
Barton7,229
Bourbon5,168
Brown3,032
Butler21,217
Chase753
Chautauqua931
Cherokee6,933
Cheyenne693
Clark543
Clay2,247
Cloud2,460
Coffey2,675
Comanche481
Cowley11,820
Crawford14,032
Decatur676
Dickinson5,525
Doniphan2,718
Douglas31,731
Edwards632
Elk634
Ellis7,953
Ellsworth2,286
Finney12,477
Ford11,691
Franklin7,693
Geary10,748
Gove885
Graham636
Grant2,642
Gray1,315
Greeley377
Greenwood2,041
Hamilton533
Harper1,792
Harvey11,111
Haskell1,051
Hodgeman468
Jackson4,325
Jefferson5,389
Jewell892
Johnson168,338
Kearny1,349
Kingman2,193
Kiowa716
Labette7,493
Lane342
Leavenworth22,478
Lincoln675
Linn3,270
Logan940
Lyon11,267
Marion3,705
Marshall2,787
McPherson8,878
Meade1,316
Miami9,016
Mitchell1,619
Montgomery10,484
Morris1,686
Morton670
Nemaha3,637
Neosho5,747
Ness831
Norton2,349
Osage4,448
Osborne913
Ottawa1,372
Pawnee2,420
Phillips1,546
Pottawatomie6,612
Pratt2,104
Rawlins713
Reno21,175
Republic1,467
Rice2,908
Riley15,455
Rooks1,535
Rush885
Russell2,031
Saline16,082
Scott1,443
Sedgwick162,294
Seward7,745
Shawnee56,286
Sheridan863
Sherman1,665
Smith716
Stafford1,314
Stanton468
Stevens1,741
Sumner6,259
Thomas2,780
Trego849
Wabaunsee1,816
Wallace472
Washington1,533
Wichita559
Wilson3,204
Woodson932
Wyandotte52,365

CDC Mask Guidelines based on community-level transmission:
Low (green): No mask needed indoors (get tested if you have symptoms)
Medium (yellow): Mask recommended for high-risk patients (discuss with your healthcare provider)
High (orange): Should wear mask indoors in public

Kansas coronavirus cases updated Oct. 5, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Oct. 6, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control