Record number of new coronavirus cases in Kansas, 104 new hospitalizations

Coronavirus in Kansas

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.

CountyConfirmed
Allen3,526
Anderson1,918
Atchison3,901
Barber891
Barton5,836
Bourbon3,994
Brown2,492
Butler17,344
Chase601
Chautauqua773
Cherokee5,347
Cheyenne626
Clark468
Clay1,790
Cloud2,063
Coffey2,177
Comanche423
Cowley9,372
Crawford10,584
Decatur573
Dickinson4,339
Doniphan2,141
Douglas21,759
Edwards532
Elk501
Ellis6,489
Ellsworth1,873
Finney10,620
Ford10,072
Franklin6,401
Geary7,939
Gove722
Graham484
Grant2,041
Gray1,157
Greeley310
Greenwood1,617
Hamilton437
Harper1,554
Harvey8,462
Haskell882
Hodgeman389
Jackson3,547
Jefferson4,345
Jewell724
Johnson129,024
Kearny1,170
Kingman1,836
Kiowa599
Labette5,835
Lane268
Leavenworth16,934
Lincoln566
Linn2,565
Logan785
Lyon8,911
Marion3,017
Marshall2,369
McPherson6,987
Meade1,109
Miami6,963
Mitchell1,291
Montgomery8,359
Morris1,336
Morton588
Nemaha2,971
Neosho4,562
Ness732
Norton1,960
Osage3,521
Osborne713
Ottawa1,089
Pawnee1,898
Phillips1,252
Pottawatomie5,033
Pratt1,744
Rawlins648
Reno16,859
Republic1,235
Rice2,374
Riley11,708
Rooks1,213
Rush744
Russell1,752
Saline12,772
Scott1,188
Sedgwick131,614
Seward6,700
Shawnee43,161
Sheridan736
Sherman1,390
Smith595
Stafford1,048
Stanton411
Stevens1,358
Sumner5,144
Thomas2,174
Trego696
Wabaunsee1,502
Wallace390
Washington1,240
Wichita454
Wilson2,487
Woodson711
Wyandotte43,348
Beaver, OK788
Harper, OK636
Kay, OK9,887
Texas, OK5,210

Kansas coronavirus cases updated Jan. 24, 2022
Oklahoma county coronavirus cases updated Jan. 19, 2022
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Oklahoma State Department of Health

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