WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says almost 15,000 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus since its last update.

The KDHE reports 14,855 new cases, almost twice the previous high of 7,526 from November 2020. One reason for the large number could be the five days in this counting period. The KDHE did not give its usual Friday update because of the holiday. During the same five days, 3,547 Kansans tested negative.

The KDHE tests some of the positive cases for COVID-19 variants. Of those tested in the past five days, 58 are the omicron variant and 123 are the delta variant.

A new aspect to consider is that some Kansans are using at-home test kits. There is no way to know if those Kansans tested positive or negative unless they report it to a medical office.

The KDHE said another 43 Kansas deaths have been linked to COVID-19 since last Wednesday. There have also been 146 new hospitalizations since then.

The KDHE also tracks how many Kansans have been vaccinated against COVID-19. In the past five days, more than 35,000 doses have been administered.

  • 10,104 Kansans got their first dose
  • 6,600 got a second dose
  • 18,981 got a third dose

Of Kansans eligible to get vaccinated, 63.45% have received at least one dose, while 54.84% have completed a vaccine series.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,847
Anderson2,478
Atchison4,873
Barber1,184
Barton7,438
Bourbon5,345
Brown3,079
Butler21,666
Chase765
Chautauqua972
Cherokee7,118
Cheyenne715
Clark553
Clay2,318
Cloud2,536
Coffey2,753
Comanche494
Cowley12,097
Crawford14,585
Decatur749
Dickinson5,658
Doniphan2,763
Douglas32,699
Edwards650
Elk658
Ellis8,171
Ellsworth2,357
Finney12,699
Ford11,826
Franklin7,883
Geary11,022
Gove902
Graham728
Grant2,686
Gray1,344
Greeley388
Greenwood2,093
Hamilton536
Harper1,855
Harvey11,371
Haskell1,084
Hodgeman481
Jackson4,486
Jefferson5,527
Jewell906
Johnson171,758
Kearny1,358
Kingman2,237
Kiowa736
Labette7,655
Lane362
Leavenworth23,275
Lincoln715
Linn3,333
Logan970
Lyon11,563
Marion3,835
Marshall2,862
McPherson9,149
Meade1,332
Miami9,230
Mitchell1,685
Montgomery10,672
Morris1,709
Morton689
Nemaha3,697
Neosho5,887
Ness872
Norton2,391
Osage4,628
Osborne978
Ottawa1,406
Pawnee2,501
Phillips1,605
Pottawatomie6,829
Pratt2,172
Rawlins740
Reno21,813
Republic1,500
Rice2,990
Riley15,822
Rooks1,568
Rush905
Russell2,112
Saline16,399
Scott1,486
Sedgwick165,500
Seward7,864
Shawnee58,121
Sheridan876
Sherman1,749
Smith784
Stafford1,340
Stanton500
Stevens1,786
Sumner6,438
Thomas2,880
Trego872
Wabaunsee1,869
Wallace475
Washington1,565
Wichita574
Wilson3,341
Woodson956
Wyandotte53,168

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 Nov. 30, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Dec. 1, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control