WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A young child is one of the recent victims of COVID-19 in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said a child in the infant-to-nine-year-old age group died from COVID-19 earlier this month.

The KDHE does not provide the child’s exact age, the town, county, or any information about how the child contracted COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, the KDHE says six Kansas children have died from COVID-19.

Deaths by age group

Age groupNumber of deathsPercent of deaths
0-9 years30.0%
10-17 years30.0%
18-24 years210.3%
25-34 years480.7%
35-44 years1512.3%
45-54 years3485.3%
55-64 years81612.3%
65-74 years1,34220.3%
75-84 years1,77626.8%
85+ years2,11031.9%
Total6,618100%
(Source KDHE)

In all, the KDHE says five more Kansas deaths have been linked to COVID-19 since Wednesday, bringing the state’s death toll to 6,618. There have also been 55 new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past two days.

Since the Wednesday update, 2,705 more Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus, while 4,675 have tested negative. Of the recent positive cases, 146 are the COVID-19 delta variant.

The KDHE also updates its COVID-19 vaccination data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It says 27,088 doses have been administered in the past two days:

  • 9,024 more Kansans got their first dose of vaccine
  • 3,637 got their second dose
  • 14,427 got a third dose

Of Kansans who are eligible to get vaccinated, not including children ages 5-11, the state says 64.6% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 57.19% have completed a vaccine series.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,660
Anderson2,435
Atchison4,775
Barber1,136
Barton7,229
Bourbon5,168
Brown3,032
Butler21,217
Chase753
Chautauqua931
Cherokee6,933
Cheyenne693
Clark543
Clay2,247
Cloud2,460
Coffey2,675
Comanche481
Cowley11,820
Crawford14,032
Decatur676
Dickinson5,525
Doniphan2,718
Douglas31,731
Edwards632
Elk634
Ellis7,953
Ellsworth2,286
Finney12,477
Ford11,691
Franklin7,693
Geary10,748
Gove885
Graham636
Grant2,642
Gray1,315
Greeley377
Greenwood2,041
Hamilton533
Harper1,792
Harvey11,111
Haskell1,051
Hodgeman468
Jackson4,325
Jefferson5,389
Jewell892
Johnson168,338
Kearny1,349
Kingman2,193
Kiowa716
Labette7,493
Lane342
Leavenworth22,478
Lincoln675
Linn3,270
Logan940
Lyon11,267
Marion3,705
Marshall2,787
McPherson8,878
Meade1,316
Miami9,016
Mitchell1,619
Montgomery10,484
Morris1,686
Morton670
Nemaha3,637
Neosho5,747
Ness831
Norton2,349
Osage4,448
Osborne913
Ottawa1,372
Pawnee2,420
Phillips1,546
Pottawatomie6,612
Pratt2,104
Rawlins713
Reno21,175
Republic1,467
Rice2,908
Riley15,455
Rooks1,535
Rush885
Russell2,031
Saline16,082
Scott1,443
Sedgwick162,294
Seward7,745
Shawnee56,286
Sheridan863
Sherman1,665
Smith716
Stafford1,314
Stanton468
Stevens1,741
Sumner6,259
Thomas2,780
Trego849
Wabaunsee1,816
Wallace472
Washington1,533
Wichita559
Wilson3,204
Woodson932
Wyandotte52,365

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 Oct. 5, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Oct. 6, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control