WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — State health officials say they continue to see more Kansans testing positive for the coronavirus. In its Friday update, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 16,341 new cases since Wednesday. That is the highest two-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

The state samples about two percent of the positive cases for variants. Since Wednesday, 60 tested positive for the omicron variant, while 32 tested positive for the delta variant.

The KDHE also reports 37 more COVID-19 deaths and 97 new COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Kansas vaccinations continue. Since Wednesday:

  • 6,036 Kansans got their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • 4,107 got their second dose
  • 10,220 got their third dose

Of Kansans eligible to be vaccinated, 63.81% have received at least one dose, while 55.07% are considered fully vaccinated.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,768
Anderson2,462
Atchison4,848
Barber1,158
Barton7,373
Bourbon5,263
Brown3,063
Butler21,529
Chase761
Chautauqua965
Cherokee7,058
Cheyenne710
Clark552
Clay2,275
Cloud2,491
Coffey2,726
Comanche486
Cowley12,019
Crawford14,453
Decatur720
Dickinson5,609
Doniphan2,752
Douglas32,396
Edwards640
Elk651
Ellis8,094
Ellsworth2,346
Finney12,588
Ford11,788
Franklin7,835
Geary10,937
Gove896
Graham710
Grant2,661
Gray1,333
Greeley386
Greenwood2,078
Hamilton535
Harper1,818
Harvey11,285
Haskell1,064
Hodgeman479
Jackson4,433
Jefferson5,487
Jewell900
Johnson170,838
Kearny1,354
Kingman2,230
Kiowa728
Labette7,612
Lane360
Leavenworth23,107
Lincoln693
Linn3,315
Logan954
Lyon11,457
Marion3,782
Marshall2,836
McPherson9,049
Meade1,325
Miami9,178
Mitchell1,671
Montgomery10,608
Morris1,695
Morton678
Nemaha3,667
Neosho5,852
Ness857
Norton2,373
Osage4,574
Osborne970
Ottawa1,393
Pawnee2,463
Phillips1,584
Pottawatomie6,776
Pratt2,129
Rawlins728
Reno21,645
Republic1,491
Rice2,962
Riley15,702
Rooks1,563
Rush901
Russell2,098
Saline16,274
Scott1,466
Sedgwick164,450
Seward7,826
Shawnee57,572
Sheridan869
Sherman1,718
Smith755
Stafford1,327
Stanton488
Stevens1,770
Sumner6,379
Thomas2,849
Trego868
Wabaunsee1,844
Wallace475
Washington1,549
Wichita565
Wilson3,280
Woodson944
Wyandotte52,921

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 Nov. 16, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Nov. 17, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control