WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Fewer Kansans are hospitalized with COVID-19 this week than last week. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) said there were 173 patients hospitalized on Tuesday, 36 fewer than last week.

  • 162 of the COVID-19 patients are adults (31 fewer than last week)
  • 11 are children (five fewer than last week)
  • 26 of the patients are in intensive care (two fewer than last week)

The state’s death toll increased by eight this week to 9,027. One of the deaths is in the 18-to 24-year-old age group.

The KDHE said coronavirus cases have also dropped this week. Since last Wednesday, another 4,550 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus. That is 1,198 fewer than the previous seven days.

The state checks some of the positive cases for variants. It said that 126 recent cases are the BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently endorsed a booster shot to protect against BA.4 and BA.5. Doses are expected to be available in Kansas as early as next week.

In the meantime, Kansans continue to show up for the previous vaccines.

  • 1,597 Kansans got their first dose in the last week
  • 1,852 got their second dose
  • 2,547 got a booster shot

The KDHE says 64.2% of Kansans have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 56% have completed a vaccine series.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,648
Anderson2,426
Atchison4,769
Barber1,135
Barton7,211
Bourbon5,161
Brown3,025
Butler21,151
Chase752
Chautauqua930
Cherokee6,927
Cheyenne690
Clark541
Clay2,240
Cloud2,460
Coffey2,672
Comanche480
Cowley11,785
Crawford13,991
Decatur674
Dickinson5,515
Doniphan2,711
Douglas31,662
Edwards629
Elk632
Ellis7,932
Ellsworth2,282
Finney12,469
Ford11,676
Franklin7,664
Geary10,736
Gove880
Graham635
Grant2,637
Gray1,314
Greeley375
Greenwood2,038
Hamilton533
Harper1,789
Harvey11,083
Haskell1,049
Hodgeman467
Jackson4,324
Jefferson5,378
Jewell888
Johnson167,985
Kearny1,349
Kingman2,189
Kiowa715
Labette7,472
Lane342
Leavenworth22,445
Lincoln673
Linn3,262
Logan935
Lyon11,248
Marion3,698
Marshall2,785
McPherson8,853
Meade1,314
Miami8,997
Mitchell1,616
Montgomery10,473
Morris1,684
Morton669
Nemaha3,631
Neosho5,734
Ness831
Norton2,345
Osage4,431
Osborne912
Ottawa1,367
Pawnee2,413
Phillips1,545
Pottawatomie6,603
Pratt2,104
Rawlins711
Reno21,119
Republic1,462
Rice2,898
Riley15,442
Rooks1,531
Rush882
Russell2,021
Saline16,043
Scott1,440
Sedgwick162,032
Seward7,740
Shawnee56,205
Sheridan861
Sherman1,665
Smith712
Stafford1,302
Stanton468
Stevens1,739
Sumner6,242
Thomas2,778
Trego848
Wabaunsee1,811
Wallace472
Washington1,532
Wichita558
Wilson3,196
Woodson932
Wyandotte52,271

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 Sep. 28, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Sep. 29, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control