WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Kansans continue to roll up their sleeves to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In the past week, health workers administered almost 40,000 doses:
- 3,022 Kansans got their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
- 3,779 got a second dose
- 33,089 got a booster dose
The percentage of Kansans who have received at least one dose is 64.5%, while 56.5% have completed a vaccine series.
COVID-19 continues to be a health concern. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) says the state’s death toll increased by 17 since its last update. Five of those deaths happened in the past week.
The KDHE reports that 2,866 Kansans tested positive for the coronavirus in the last seven days. That’s a thousand more than the previous week. However, the state says the seven-day average of new cases remained about the same at 266.
Some of the cases are tested for variants. The KDHE says 82 of the recent cases came back as being the BA.4/BA.5 subvariants.
During a check of Kansas hospitals on Tuesday, the KDHE learned there are 119 patients hospitalized with COVID-19. That is down 21 from last week.
- 118 of the patients are adults
- One is a child
- 15 of the patients are in intensive care
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 Mar. 8, 2023
CDC Community transmission rates updated Mar. 9, 2023
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began.
NOTE: With the announced end of the public health emergency around COVID, these numbers will no longer be updated after Mar. 9, 2023
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Centers for Disease Control