WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — The number of Kansas children hospitalized with COVID-19 increased in the last seven days. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said 21 children are currently hospitalized with the virus, compared to nine last week.

The KDHE said 56 adults are also hospitalized with COVID-19 this week. That’s four fewer than last week. Five of the adults are in intensive care.

Since last Friday, another 2,847 Kansans tested positive for the coronavirus. The seven-day average of cases is 330, higher than last week’s seven-day average of 271.

Some of the recent coronavirus cases have been tested for variants. The KDHE said 123 of the recent cases tested positive for the BA.2 “stealth omicron” variant.

The KDHE puts the Kansas COVID-19 death toll at 8,720, up 29 from last week. However, only one of the deaths was in the past seven days. Most of the newly reported deaths are because officials have finalized death certificates from older cases.

Kansans continue to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Since last Friday:

  • 2,943 more Kansans got their first dose of vaccine
  • 3,523 got their second dose
  • 13,845 got a third dose

Of Kansans who are eligible to get vaccinated, the KDHE reports 67.16% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 58.63% have completed a vaccine series.

The KDHE has been updating its COVID-19 data on Fridays. Starting next week, it will give the updates on Wednesdays instead of Fridays.

CountyConfirmed
Allen3,997
Anderson2,138
Atchison4,332
Barber1,046
Barton6,508
Bourbon4,394
Brown2,739
Butler19,128
Chase674
Chautauqua846
Cherokee6,162
Cheyenne653
Clark504
Clay1,987
Cloud2,221
Coffey2,442
Comanche441
Cowley10,217
Crawford11,995
Decatur621
Dickinson4,821
Doniphan2,457
Douglas27,134
Edwards557
Elk571
Ellis7,167
Ellsworth2,016
Finney11,287
Ford10,633
Franklin7,032
Geary9,279
Gove791
Graham575
Grant2,206
Gray1,236
Greeley331
Greenwood1,807
Hamilton464
Harper1,655
Harvey9,645
Haskell964
Hodgeman411
Jackson3,912
Jefferson4,840
Jewell789
Johnson149,591
Kearny1,237
Kingman1,967
Kiowa668
Labette6,637
Lane296
Leavenworth19,684
Lincoln623
Linn2,829
Logan844
Lyon10,144
Marion3,339
Marshall2,564
McPherson7,860
Meade1,221
Miami7,895
Mitchell1,431
Montgomery9,454
Morris1,513
Morton623
Nemaha3,246
Neosho5,173
Ness780
Norton2,153
Osage3,955
Osborne804
Ottawa1,212
Pawnee2,146
Phillips1,359
Pottawatomie5,805
Pratt1,933
Rawlins685
Reno18,653
Republic1,356
Rice2,616
Riley13,740
Rooks1,385
Rush808
Russell1,883
Saline14,183
Scott1,280
Sedgwick145,703
Seward6,916
Shawnee49,021
Sheridan786
Sherman1,514
Smith646
Stafford1,140
Stanton427
Stevens1,465
Sumner5,731
Thomas2,399
Trego756
Wabaunsee1,646
Wallace438
Washington1,409
Wichita493
Wilson2,832
Woodson796
Wyandotte47,484

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 May 18, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated May 19, 2022
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control