WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Another 75 Kansans have the COVID-19 delta variant, bringing the state’s total to 358 delta variant cases. The variant has been identified in 43 of Kansas’ 105 counties. (See chart below.)

That’s enough to have the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) urging Kansans to take proactive measures this holiday weekend to protect themselves from the rapidly spreading variant.

“This is a fast-spreading variant that spreads quickly in communities that have the lowest vaccination rates,” Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE secretary, said in a news release. “Please get vaccinated, and in the interim, please take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones.”

The KDHE releases the new data each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It says there have been three more deaths connected to COVID-19 and 30 new hospitalizations. It does not track recoveries.

Since the last update, another 409 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus, while 2,200 have tested negative.

The KDHE says 3,788 more Kansans got their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 4,399 got their second dose.

In all 39% of Kansans have completed their vaccinations. That is up .2% since Wednesday.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen5,051
Anderson2,558
Atchison4,994
Barber1,219
Barton7,607
Bourbon5,502
Brown3,127
Butler22,294
Chase790
Chautauqua990
Cherokee7,300
Cheyenne726
Clark572
Clay2,444
Cloud2,649
Coffey2,795
Comanche544
Cowley12,345
Crawford14,901
Decatur781
Dickinson5,833
Doniphan2,820
Douglas33,635
Edwards674
Elk687
Ellis8,350
Ellsworth2,421
Finney12,917
Ford12,073
Franklin8,121
Geary11,271
Gove921
Graham749
Grant2,762
Gray1,407
Greeley391
Greenwood2,157
Hamilton544
Harper1,897
Harvey11,667
Haskell1,113
Hodgeman492
Jackson4,595
Jefferson5,684
Jewell946
Johnson175,795
Kearny1,368
Kingman2,294
Kiowa766
Labette7,847
Lane369
Leavenworth23,915
Lincoln731
Linn3,411
Logan1,011
Lyon11,853
Marion3,961
Marshall2,929
McPherson9,391
Meade1,371
Miami9,463
Mitchell1,750
Montgomery10,846
Morris1,754
Morton720
Nemaha3,767
Neosho6,039
Ness884
Norton2,436
Osage4,789
Osborne1,004
Ottawa1,440
Pawnee2,566
Phillips1,677
Pottawatomie7,013
Pratt2,252
Rawlins768
Reno22,445
Republic1,545
Rice3,056
Riley16,182
Rooks1,581
Rush958
Russell2,148
Saline16,829
Scott1,559
Sedgwick169,302
Seward8,078
Shawnee59,835
Sheridan897
Sherman1,784
Smith821
Stafford1,382
Stanton521
Stevens1,849
Sumner6,588
Thomas2,973
Trego921
Wabaunsee1,962
Wallace487
Washington1,599
Wichita593
Wilson3,408
Woodson1,026
Wyandotte54,049

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 Jan. 18, 2023
CDC Community transmission rates updated Jan. 19, 2023
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control