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.
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