WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in Kansas has increased by 4,706 since last Wednesday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the seven-day average of new cases is 538, increasing 179 over last week. The KDHE tests some of the coronavirus cases for variants. Since last Wednesday, there have been 100 more BA.2 stealth omicron variant cases. Of those, 29 of the new cases are in Sedgwick County.

The KDHE reports three more Kansas deaths have been linked to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 8,946.

There are currently 130 Kansans hospitalized with COVID-19:

  • 125 adults
  • 5 children
  • 20 of the adults are in intensive care

Since the pandemic began, the KDHE has been tracking Kansas children diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C). This week, the number of MIS-C cases went from 30 to 49.

KSN News asked a KDHE spokesperson why the number jumped by 19 in one week when it usually only increases by one over several weeks. He said, “Due to reconciliation of 2021 data and data from medical records becoming available, a number of new cases of MIS-C have been identified.”

The state reports almost 16,000 Kansans got vaccinated against COVID-19 in the past seven days:

  • 2,270 got their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • 2,444 got the second dose
  • 11,285 got their third dose

Of Kansans who are eligible to get vaccinated, 67.40% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 58.93% 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