WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — While the number of new coronavirus cases has dropped in Kansas this week, the number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care has climbed slightly.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that 33 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care, an increase of eight over last week’s report. The number of hospitalized pediatric COVID-19 also went up, from four last week to nine this week. However, there is a decrease in the number of adult patients, from 204 last week to 186 this week.

The KDHE said 5,399 Kansans tested positive for the coronavirus since last Wednesday. That is better than the past five weeks when the numbers were in the 6,000s and 7,000s. Twelve more Kansas deaths have been linked to COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 8,947.

Of the coronavirus cases tested for variants, 220 returned positive for the BA.4/BA.5 variants. Three were positive for the BA.2 variant.

More than 13,000 Kansans got a vaccine against COVID-19 in the past week:

  • 2,817 got their first dose of a vaccine
  • 2,931 got a second dose
  • 7,476 got a booster dose

The KDHE reports that 64% of Kansans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 55.9% 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