WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its map that shows which counties should have people wear a mask when they are in public indoor spaces, such as stores and churches.

With the update Thursday afternoon, only Cherokee County is in that category. Seven other Kansas counties have dropped out of the red since last week: Gove, Hodgeman, Kingman, Logan, Sherman, Thomas, and Trego.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) said 3,949 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus since last Wednesday. It says the seven-day average of new cases is 505, down from 538 last week.

The number of Kansans who tested positive for the COVID-19 stealth omicron variant in the past week is 46, lower than the 100 who tested positive for it the previous week.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll is 8,943, a decrease of three. The KDHE said that when cases are reviewed, officials will sometimes find that a death was not linked to COVID-19.

Hospitalizations are down. This week, 115 Kansans are hospitalized with COVID-19:

  • 114 adults (down 11)
  • 1 child (down 4)
  • 17 of the adults are in intensive care (down 3)

Since last Wednesday, more than 15,000 Kansans got vaccinated against COVID-19:

  • 2,236 got their first dose of vaccine
  • 2,417 got a second dose
  • 10,797 got the third dose

Of Kansans eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19, 67.47% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 59.01% have completed a vaccine series.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,115
Anderson2,200
Atchison4,461
Barber1,053
Barton6,610
Bourbon4,483
Brown2,779
Butler19,533
Chase681
Chautauqua857
Cherokee6,337
Cheyenne661
Clark508
Clay2,028
Cloud2,240
Coffey2,466
Comanche444
Cowley10,361
Crawford12,365
Decatur634
Dickinson4,921
Doniphan2,498
Douglas28,422
Edwards563
Elk579
Ellis7,295
Ellsworth2,031
Finney11,461
Ford10,776
Franklin7,177
Geary9,488
Gove817
Graham586
Grant2,236
Gray1,240
Greeley333
Greenwood1,835
Hamilton465
Harper1,681
Harvey9,877
Haskell973
Hodgeman419
Jackson3,997
Jefferson4,938
Jewell797
Johnson155,247
Kearny1,255
Kingman2,011
Kiowa689
Labette6,742
Lane300
Leavenworth20,269
Lincoln629
Linn2,900
Logan865
Lyon10,396
Marion3,414
Marshall2,589
McPherson8,025
Meade1,236
Miami8,159
Mitchell1,450
Montgomery9,578
Morris1,537
Morton629
Nemaha3,304
Neosho5,275
Ness790
Norton2,159
Osage4,053
Osborne814
Ottawa1,223
Pawnee2,208
Phillips1,370
Pottawatomie5,954
Pratt1,976
Rawlins694
Reno18,993
Republic1,362
Rice2,655
Riley14,038
Rooks1,399
Rush818
Russell1,899
Saline14,409
Scott1,298
Sedgwick148,421
Seward6,984
Shawnee50,303
Sheridan800
Sherman1,535
Smith648
Stafford1,170
Stanton433
Stevens1,528
Sumner5,820
Thomas2,500
Trego792
Wabaunsee1,675
Wallace440
Washington1,430
Wichita504
Wilson2,871
Woodson818
Wyandotte48,442

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 June 22, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated June 23, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control