WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — In the past two days, the number of Kansans testing positive for the coronavirus has jumped by 15,322. That is a record for the state. Before this week, the previous high was 7,526 from Nov. 23, 2020.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said it samples about two percent of the positive cases for variants. Since Monday, 62 of the samples tested positive for the omicron variant, while 163 are the delta variant.

The KDHE said 104 more Kansans have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since Monday. Earlier Wednesday, hospital leaders from across the state called the situation a crisis.

The state also reports 15 more Kansas deaths have been linked to COVID-19.

Each Wednesday, the KDHE also updates how many active coronavirus clusters it is tracking across Kansas. There are 176 active clusters this week, 21 more than last Wednesday. Most of the active clusters are at schools (32) and at long-term care facilities (84). The KDHE only names locations that have five or more current cases. No schools were named this week.

These are the COVID-19 exposure locations named this week:

TypeFacilityCityCases within
the last 14 days
CorrectionsKansas Juvenile Correctional ComplexTopeka8
Sedgwick County Juvenile Detention FacilityWichita6
Shawnee County JailTopeka7
Group livingKansas Neurological Institute (KNI)Topeka7
Long-term care facilityAdventHealth Care CenterOverland Park7
Brookdale East WichitaWichita30
Brookdale Overland ParkOverland Park15
Diversicare of SedgwickSedgwick17
EvergreenOlathe7
Garden TerraceOverland Park7
Lakeview VillageLenexa5
Larksfield Place Health CenterWichita5
Lexington Park Health and RehabTopeka9
MedicalodgeGreat Bend12
Midland CareTopeka10
Osawatomie State Hospital Nursing
Facility for mental Health
Osawatomie16
Pine VillageMoundridge14
Premier Living by WardenWichita7
Shawnee GardensShawnee23
Stratford CommonsOverland Park8
Village ShalomOverland Park6
(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 also updates its COVID-19 vaccination numbers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In the past two days:

  • 5,466 Kansans got their first dose of a vaccine
  • 3,801 got their second dose
  • 8,810 got a third dose.

Of Kansans eligible to get vaccinated, 63.62% have received at least one dose, while 54.95% are considered fully vaccinated.

CountyTotal Cases
Allen4,648
Anderson2,426
Atchison4,769
Barber1,135
Barton7,211
Bourbon5,161
Brown3,025
Butler21,151
Chase752
Chautauqua930
Cherokee6,927
Cheyenne690
Clark541
Clay2,240
Cloud2,460
Coffey2,672
Comanche480
Cowley11,785
Crawford13,991
Decatur674
Dickinson5,515
Doniphan2,711
Douglas31,662
Edwards629
Elk632
Ellis7,932
Ellsworth2,282
Finney12,469
Ford11,676
Franklin7,664
Geary10,736
Gove880
Graham635
Grant2,637
Gray1,314
Greeley375
Greenwood2,038
Hamilton533
Harper1,789
Harvey11,083
Haskell1,049
Hodgeman467
Jackson4,324
Jefferson5,378
Jewell888
Johnson167,985
Kearny1,349
Kingman2,189
Kiowa715
Labette7,472
Lane342
Leavenworth22,445
Lincoln673
Linn3,262
Logan935
Lyon11,248
Marion3,698
Marshall2,785
McPherson8,853
Meade1,314
Miami8,997
Mitchell1,616
Montgomery10,473
Morris1,684
Morton669
Nemaha3,631
Neosho5,734
Ness831
Norton2,345
Osage4,431
Osborne912
Ottawa1,367
Pawnee2,413
Phillips1,545
Pottawatomie6,603
Pratt2,104
Rawlins711
Reno21,119
Republic1,462
Rice2,898
Riley15,442
Rooks1,531
Rush882
Russell2,021
Saline16,043
Scott1,440
Sedgwick162,032
Seward7,740
Shawnee56,205
Sheridan861
Sherman1,665
Smith712
Stafford1,302
Stanton468
Stevens1,739
Sumner6,242
Thomas2,778
Trego848
Wabaunsee1,811
Wallace472
Washington1,532
Wichita558
Wilson3,196
Woodson932
Wyandotte52,271

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 Sep. 28, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Sep. 29, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control