KDHE reports coronavirus clusters at 45 Kansas schools

Coronavirus in Kansas

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
Allen3,622
Anderson1,963
Atchison3,980
Barber920
Barton5,935
Bourbon4,069
Brown2,518
Butler17,653
Chase625
Chautauqua791
Cherokee5,480
Cheyenne631
Clark473
Clay1,833
Cloud2,093
Coffey2,210
Comanche426
Cowley9,557
Crawford10,797
Decatur585
Dickinson4,418
Doniphan2,179
Douglas22,250
Edwards538
Elk524
Ellis6,608
Ellsworth1,897
Finney10,758
Ford10,232
Franklin6,483
Geary8,135
Gove732
Graham500
Grant2,095
Gray1,167
Greeley318
Greenwood1,638
Hamilton440
Harper1,572
Harvey8,689
Haskell905
Hodgeman397
Jackson3,644
Jefferson4,411
Jewell741
Johnson131,829
Kearny1,184
Kingman1,854
Kiowa620
Labette6,028
Lane273
Leavenworth17,232
Lincoln582
Linn2,622
Logan795
Lyon9,163
Marion3,088
Marshall2,409
McPherson7,108
Meade1,147
Miami7,124
Mitchell1,323
Montgomery8,690
Morris1,363
Morton590
Nemaha3,027
Neosho4,676
Ness754
Norton1,998
Osage3,606
Osborne726
Ottawa1,105
Pawnee1,929
Phillips1,274
Pottawatomie5,164
Pratt1,786
Rawlins651
Reno17,018
Republic1,256
Rice2,402
Riley11,960
Rooks1,221
Rush754
Russell1,786
Saline12,988
Scott1,211
Sedgwick134,671
Seward6,741
Shawnee44,064
Sheridan744
Sherman1,410
Smith603
Stafford1,060
Stanton412
Stevens1,375
Sumner5,231
Thomas2,218
Trego712
Wabaunsee1,518
Wallace400
Washington1,267
Wichita472
Wilson2,558
Woodson722
Wyandotte43,912
Beaver, OK852
Harper, OK672
Kay, OK10,688
Texas, OK5,508

Kansas coronavirus cases updated Jan. 26, 2022
Oklahoma county coronavirus cases updated Jan. 26, 2022
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download the KSN News App and stay up-to-date wherever you are. You can even watch KSN News live for free!
Click here to get the app
Get it in the App store
Get it in the Google Play store

KSN Storm Track 3 Weather

Trending Stories