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KDHE reports coronavirus clusters at 45 Kansas schools

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — State health officials say 2,857 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus since Monday morning, while 4,723 tested negative. Of the recent positive cases, 148 are the COVID-19 delta variant.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it added 79 more Kansans deaths to the COVID-19 death toll, bringing it to 6,613. The last time there was a big jump in COVID-19 deaths, we asked the KDHE about it.

“The increase in deaths is the result of our process for reconciling what is in our disease surveillance system and what has been reported into the death registration system,” Matt Lara, KDHE communications director, said in late October. “However, if you look at the number of deaths by the date of death, you will see that we are still on a downward trend for deaths by date of death.”

In the data released Wednesday afternoon, the KDHE said there have been 75 new hospitalizations since Monday. However, the agency does not track recoveries.

Wednesday is also the one day a week the state updates the number of active coronavirus clusters in Kansas. This week there are 143 active clusters, down 21 from last week. Of the active clusters, 45 are in K-12 schools, six fewer than last week. The KDHE only names places that have five or more current cases.

COVID-19 exposure locations

TypeFacilityCityCases within
last 14 days
College or universityColby Community CollegeColby6
CorrectionsLansing Correctional FacilityLansing20
GovernmentBarton County Road & BridgeGreat Bend5
Long-term care facilityGood Samaritan Society Valley VistaWamego6
Hilltop Manor Skilled Nursing FacilityCunningham17
Homestead of El DoradoEl Dorado5
Lansing Care and RehabLansing6
Linn Community Nursing HomeLinn10
Villa St FrancisOlathe9
Whispering PinesNorton7
Private businessGeorgia PacificBlue Rapids6
Religious gatheringChristian Challenge, 12th Ave Baptist ChurchEmporia5
School Buhler Grade SchoolBuhler11
Emporia Christian SchoolEmporia11
Great Bend High SchoolGreat Bend6
Stafford USD 349Stafford12
The Barstow SchoolKansas City8
USD 429 PreK-8thTroy12
Valley Heights Jr High SchoolBlue Rapids9
SportsSeaman Middle School WrestlingTopeka10
Smoky Valley Middle School Girls BasketballLindsborg5
(Source: KDHE The KDHE will publish the names of locations with five or more COVID-19 cases with symptom onset dates in the last 14 days. Once a place no longer has five or more cases with symptom onset dates within the last 14 days, it will be removed from the list)

The KDHE reports 26,454 Kansans got a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine since Monday.

  • 8,390 got their first dose
  • 3,632 received a second dose
  • 14,432 got a booster dose

Of Kansas adults eligible to get vaccinated, the KDHE says 64.44% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 57.08% have completed the vaccine series. The KDHE will start including children ages 5-11 in that number on Nov. 17.

CountyConfirmed
Allen2,269
Anderson1,227
Atchison2,637
Barber630
Barton4,389
Bourbon2,684
Brown1,869
Butler11,914
Chase421
Chautauqua563
Cherokee3,850
Cheyenne483
Clark356
Clay1,342
Cloud1,696
Coffey1,403
Comanche339
Cowley6,391
Crawford7,246
Decatur456
Dickinson3,229
Doniphan1,584
Douglas13,059
Edwards450
Elk371
Ellis4,928
Ellsworth1,512
Finney7,974
Ford7,493
Franklin4,151
Geary5,056
Gove574
Graham349
Grant1,476
Gray948
Greeley213
Greenwood1,069
Hamilton327
Harper1,087
Harvey5,687
Haskell671
Hodgeman268
Jackson2,410
Jefferson2,883
Jewell590
Johnson84,047
Kearny928
Kingman1,342
Kiowa428
Labette4,032
Lane210
Leavenworth11,323
Lincoln410
Linn1,727
Logan539
Lyon5,958
Marion1,963
Marshall1,834
McPherson4,989
Meade759
Miami4,752
Mitchell888
Montgomery5,679
Morris871
Morton455
Nemaha2,256
Neosho3,062
Ness545
Norton1,595
Osage2,277
Osborne520
Ottawa851
Pawnee1,576
Phillips1,002
Pottawatomie3,208
Pratt1,377
Rawlins556
Reno12,853
Republic949
Rice1,616
Riley8,246
Rooks888
Rush565
Russell1,350
Saline9,309
Scott898
Sedgwick88,125
Seward5,111
Shawnee27,851
Sheridan574
Sherman1,109
Smith478
Stafford764
Stanton326
Stevens1,010
Sumner3,586
Thomas1,704
Trego531
Wabaunsee1,018
Wallace325
Washington919
Wichita319
Wilson1,692
Woodson464
Wyandotte29,416
Beaver, OK611
Harper, OK540
Kay, OK7,916
Texas, OK4,314

Kansas and Oklahoma county coronavirus cases updated Dec. 3, 2021
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Oklahoma State Department of Health

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