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.

CountyConfirmed
Allen3,997
Anderson2,138
Atchison4,332
Barber1,046
Barton6,508
Bourbon4,394
Brown2,739
Butler19,128
Chase674
Chautauqua846
Cherokee6,162
Cheyenne653
Clark504
Clay1,987
Cloud2,221
Coffey2,442
Comanche441
Cowley10,217
Crawford11,995
Decatur621
Dickinson4,821
Doniphan2,457
Douglas27,134
Edwards557
Elk571
Ellis7,167
Ellsworth2,016
Finney11,287
Ford10,633
Franklin7,032
Geary9,279
Gove791
Graham575
Grant2,206
Gray1,236
Greeley331
Greenwood1,807
Hamilton464
Harper1,655
Harvey9,645
Haskell964
Hodgeman411
Jackson3,912
Jefferson4,840
Jewell789
Johnson149,591
Kearny1,237
Kingman1,967
Kiowa668
Labette6,637
Lane296
Leavenworth19,684
Lincoln623
Linn2,829
Logan844
Lyon10,144
Marion3,339
Marshall2,564
McPherson7,860
Meade1,221
Miami7,895
Mitchell1,431
Montgomery9,454
Morris1,513
Morton623
Nemaha3,246
Neosho5,173
Ness780
Norton2,153
Osage3,955
Osborne804
Ottawa1,212
Pawnee2,146
Phillips1,359
Pottawatomie5,805
Pratt1,933
Rawlins685
Reno18,653
Republic1,356
Rice2,616
Riley13,740
Rooks1,385
Rush808
Russell1,883
Saline14,183
Scott1,280
Sedgwick145,703
Seward6,916
Shawnee49,021
Sheridan786
Sherman1,514
Smith646
Stafford1,140
Stanton427
Stevens1,465
Sumner5,731
Thomas2,399
Trego756
Wabaunsee1,646
Wallace438
Washington1,409
Wichita493
Wilson2,832
Woodson796
Wyandotte47,484

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 May 18, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated May 19, 2022
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control