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Coronavirus in Kansas: KDHE reports 3 deaths, 329 cases since Monday

Coronavirus in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said that there had been three new deaths from coronavirus in Kansas since Monday. In addition, the KDHE said there had been 329 new cases and 35 new hospitalizations.

Over 43.4% of Kansans have been vaccinated with one dose, with 37.4% of the Kansas population is completely vaccinated against COVID-19. That is up .3% from Monday.

One major concern is the highly contagious and potentially more severe delta variant of the coronavirus that originated in India. While health officials say the vaccines are effective against it, the fear is that it will lead to outbreaks in states with lower vaccination rates. The delta variant has increased from 2.7% of all cases in May to 9.7% this month, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a call for governors on Monday, according to details provided by the Washington governor’s office.

At the same time, states are convening focus groups to better understand who is declining to get vaccinated, why, and how to convince them that getting the shot is the right thing to do.

“It’s a race between the vaccines going into people and the current or future variants,” said Kansas Health Secretary Dr. Lee Norman.

Health experts cite two factors driving the surge there: the faster-spreading delta variant and a reluctance among residents to get vaccinated.

The U.S. is expected to fall short of President Joe Biden’s goal of dispensing at least one dose to 70% of American adults by July 4. The figure stands at about 65%. Among the states that don’t expect to hit the goal are Kansas.

Health officials see primary care physicians as key to easing people’s concerns.

“People want to hear it from their doctor, their medical providers, people that they know and trust,” Norman said.

CountyConfirmedDelta Variant
Allen1,35017
Anderson8805
Atchison1,67214
Barber380
Barton2,69717
Bourbon1,66510
Brown1,2814
Butler7,87928
Chase2881
Chautauqua295
Cherokee2,95914
Cheyenne374
Clark252
Clay8592
Cloud1,0174
Coffey7802
Comanche175
Cowley4,13135
Crawford5,48699
Decatur281
Dickinson1,95522
Doniphan1,13032
Douglas9,30628
Edwards269
Elk187
Ellis3,7941
Ellsworth1,2249
Finney5,9374
Ford5,86216
Franklin2,79612
Geary3,92787
Gove3911
Graham2681
Grant9783
Gray635
Greeley104
Greenwood6152
Hamilton212
Harper6321
Harvey3,7867
Haskell421
Hodgeman212
Jackson1,46915
Jefferson1,8298
Jewell217
Johnson62,675200
Kearny582
Kingman7993
Kiowa239
Labette2,97328
Lane131
Leavenworth7,85930
Lincoln271
Linn9163
Logan307
Lyon4,42324
Marion1,133
Marshall1,1857
McPherson3,3954
Meade514
Miami2,96912
Mitchell576
Montgomery3,63513
Morris6312
Morton275
Nemaha1,56712
Neosho1,98332
Ness377
Norton1,235
Osage1,3395
Osborne2973
Ottawa5753
Pawnee1,175
Phillips7193
Pottawatomie2,14916
Pratt8353
Rawlins334
Reno8,74211
Republic677
Rice1,0935
Riley6,68555
Rooks6581
Rush440
Russell8901
Saline6,62436
Scott6141
Sedgwick59,650320
Seward3,926
Shawnee18,43055
Sheridan439
Sherman6731
Smith284
Stafford3611
Stanton196
Stevens573
Sumner2,3046
Thomas1,1266
Trego412
Wabaunsee7533
Wallace183
Washington5661
Wichita219
Wilson1,0979
Woodson2413
Wyandotte22,146119
Dundy, NE672
Furnas, NE1,323
Hitchcock, NE1,647
Red Willow, NE3,960
Beaver, OK475
Harper, OK426 
Kay, OK5,475 
Texas, OK3,583 

Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma county coronavirus cases updated: July 28, 2021
Kansas delta variant cases updated July 28, 2021
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Oklahoma State Department of Health

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