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.

CountyConfirmed
Allen3,622
Anderson1,963
Atchison3,980
Barber920
Barton5,935
Bourbon4,069
Brown2,518
Butler17,653
Chase625
Chautauqua791
Cherokee5,480
Cheyenne631
Clark473
Clay1,833
Cloud2,093
Coffey2,210
Comanche426
Cowley9,557
Crawford10,797
Decatur585
Dickinson4,418
Doniphan2,179
Douglas22,250
Edwards538
Elk524
Ellis6,608
Ellsworth1,897
Finney10,758
Ford10,232
Franklin6,483
Geary8,135
Gove732
Graham500
Grant2,095
Gray1,167
Greeley318
Greenwood1,638
Hamilton440
Harper1,572
Harvey8,689
Haskell905
Hodgeman397
Jackson3,644
Jefferson4,411
Jewell741
Johnson131,829
Kearny1,184
Kingman1,854
Kiowa620
Labette6,028
Lane273
Leavenworth17,232
Lincoln582
Linn2,622
Logan795
Lyon9,163
Marion3,088
Marshall2,409
McPherson7,108
Meade1,147
Miami7,124
Mitchell1,323
Montgomery8,690
Morris1,363
Morton590
Nemaha3,027
Neosho4,676
Ness754
Norton1,998
Osage3,606
Osborne726
Ottawa1,105
Pawnee1,929
Phillips1,274
Pottawatomie5,164
Pratt1,786
Rawlins651
Reno17,018
Republic1,256
Rice2,402
Riley11,960
Rooks1,221
Rush754
Russell1,786
Saline12,988
Scott1,211
Sedgwick134,671
Seward6,741
Shawnee44,064
Sheridan744
Sherman1,410
Smith603
Stafford1,060
Stanton412
Stevens1,375
Sumner5,231
Thomas2,218
Trego712
Wabaunsee1,518
Wallace400
Washington1,267
Wichita472
Wilson2,558
Woodson722
Wyandotte43,912
Beaver, OK852
Harper, OK672
Kay, OK10,688
Texas, OK5,508

Kansas coronavirus cases updated Jan. 26, 2022
Oklahoma county coronavirus cases updated Jan. 26, 2022
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Oklahoma State Department of Health