WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — For the second week in a row, the number of coronavirus cases in Kansas has climbed by more than 7,000. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists 36 Kansas counties where people should wear masks when indoors in public.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) says 7,626 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus since last Wednesday. In addition, the KDHE is seeing more cases of the COVID-19 BA.4/BA.5 variants — 147 more than last Wednesday. Another 48 Kansans tested positive for the BA.2 stealth variant.

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 is up 42 over the last week:

  • 200 adults
  • 10 children
  • 25 of the patients are in intensive care

Nine more deaths have been added to the state’s COVID-19 death toll, bringing it to 8,966

The number of Kansans vaccinated against the coronavirus is up more than 22,500 in the past seven days:

  • 3,943 people got their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine
  • 3,911 got a second dose
  • 14,734 got a booster dose

Now that young children can get vaccinated, the KDHE is starting to track that number, too. The KDHE says 5,392 children under 5 have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Of Kansans eligible to be vaccinated, 63.6% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 55.6% have completed a vaccine series.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen5,066
Anderson2,562
Atchison5,000
Barber1,220
Barton7,612
Bourbon5,525
Brown3,128
Butler22,329
Chase793
Chautauqua992
Cherokee7,318
Cheyenne726
Clark572
Clay2,447
Cloud2,653
Coffey2,802
Comanche545
Cowley12,366
Crawford14,944
Decatur783
Dickinson5,841
Doniphan2,824
Douglas33,727
Edwards674
Elk689
Ellis8,368
Ellsworth2,423
Finney12,932
Ford12,091
Franklin8,135
Geary11,285
Gove924
Graham751
Grant2,767
Gray1,410
Greeley391
Greenwood2,168
Hamilton544
Harper1,900
Harvey11,720
Haskell1,118
Hodgeman492
Jackson4,600
Jefferson5,693
Jewell948
Johnson176,146
Kearny1,368
Kingman2,303
Kiowa767
Labette7,868
Lane369
Leavenworth23,960
Lincoln732
Linn3,427
Logan1,012
Lyon11,914
Marion3,970
Marshall2,934
McPherson9,416
Meade1,378
Miami9,489
Mitchell1,750
Montgomery10,868
Morris1,756
Morton723
Nemaha3,769
Neosho6,054
Ness884
Norton2,440
Osage4,801
Osborne1,004
Ottawa1,441
Pawnee2,569
Phillips1,677
Pottawatomie7,032
Pratt2,253
Rawlins772
Reno22,488
Republic1,546
Rice3,056
Riley16,214
Rooks1,581
Rush958
Russell2,149
Saline16,867
Scott1,559
Sedgwick169,718
Seward8,252
Shawnee59,958
Sheridan897
Sherman1,787
Smith818
Stafford1,382
Stanton521
Stevens1,855
Sumner6,597
Thomas2,981
Trego935
Wabaunsee1,969
Wallace487
Washington1,603
Wichita596
Wilson3,421
Woodson1,030
Wyandotte54,153

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 Jan. 25, 2023
CDC Community transmission rates updated Jan. 26, 2023
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control