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Coronavirus in Kansas: A drop in deaths linked to COVID, 15.1% of Kansans vaccinated

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — State health officials are reporting four fewer deaths linked to COVID-19 than they reported Wednesday. The Kansas death toll dropped from 4,816 to 4,812.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) included this explanation: “Please note, the decrease in deaths is attributed to the review of death certificates. Deaths initially reported to KDHE/Local Health Departments as COVID-19 related, were identified during the review process as not having COVID-19 as the main cause or contributing cause of death. This is a normal process that occurs.”

State health department data released Friday shows nearly 440,000 people have been vaccinated in the state. The agency said nearly 220,000 have received second doses.

The data shows about 124 white people per 1,000 have received vaccines compared to about 55 Black people per 1,000. About 127 per 1,000 people who do not identify as Hispanic have received a vaccine, compared to 76 per 1,000 among those who do identify as Hispanic.

The KDHE gives the coronavirus and vaccine updates each Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the noon hour.

It says 15.1% of Kansans have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That is 27,748 more Kansans than Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 439,127. Of those, 219,306 have also received their second dose.

The number of vaccine doses distributed in Kansas has topped one million. The doses distributed increased by 76,050 in the past two days, to a total of 1,015,940.

Another 32 Kansans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since Wednesday. The KDHE does not track recoveries.

The state says 752 more Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus since Wednesday. The total in Kansas, since the pandemic began, is 295,861.

Another 5,035 Kansans have tested negative for the virus, bringing the total to 974,686.

CountyConfirmedWeekly Doses
Allen1,230100
Anderson831100
Atchison1,586300
Barber371
Barton2,596
Bourbon1,379
Brown1,233100
Butler7,449
Chase251
Chautauqua265
Cherokee2,453
Cheyenne360
Clark248
Clay795300
Cloud976100
Coffey723300
Comanche167
Cowley3,910
Crawford4,686
Decatur265
Dickinson1,726290
Doniphan965
Douglas8,6853,860
Edwards260
Elk179100
Ellis3,726
Ellsworth1,217100
Finney5,380900
Ford5,722200
Franklin2,518400
Geary3,257500
Gove385
Graham264100
Grant939100
Gray561
Greeley104
Greenwood554
Hamilton202100
Harper616
Harvey3,575300
Haskell418
Hodgeman211
Jackson1,395
Jefferson1,692
Jewell210
Johnson57,06820,440
Kearny565100
Kingman750200
Kiowa237
Labette2,724100
Lane126
Leavenworth7,136100
Lincoln262
Linn795
Logan292
Lyon4,233800
Marion1,048
Marshall1,080
McPherson3,237400
Meade506100
Miami2,712700
Mitchell561
Montgomery3,419700
Morris576100
Morton254
Nemaha1,505
Neosho1,789100
Ness370
Norton1,205
Osage1,222300
Osborne289
Ottawa550
Pawnee1,149
Phillips711
Pottawatomie1,871
Pratt814
Rawlins297100
Reno8,417300
Republic660
Rice1,068100
Riley5,8562,100
Rooks653
Rush430
Russell856300
Saline6,146600
Scott580
Sedgwick55,46213,870
Seward3,846
Shawnee17,1996,510
Sheridan432
Sherman621
Smith269100
Stafford338
Stanton184
Stevens558
Sumner2,124200
Thomas1,092
Trego406
Wabaunsee672
Wallace176
Washington532100
Wichita216
Wilson998
Woodson216
Wyandotte19,9666,180
Dundy, NE179 
Furnas, NE500 
Hitchcock, NE253 
Red Willow, NE1,205 
Beaver, OK470 
Harper, OK416 
Kay, OK5,283 
Texas, OK3,497 

County coronavirus cases updated: April 16, 2021
Weekly doses updated April 12, 2021
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Oklahoma State Department of Health

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