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
Allen4,919
Anderson2,488
Atchison4,893
Barber1,190
Barton7,465
Bourbon5,386
Brown3,093
Butler21,808
Chase774
Chautauqua975
Cherokee7,174
Cheyenne722
Clark556
Clay2,358
Cloud2,568
Coffey2,773
Comanche536
Cowley12,145
Crawford14,647
Decatur758
Dickinson5,704
Doniphan2,780
Douglas32,850
Edwards656
Elk665
Ellis8,211
Ellsworth2,364
Finney12,764
Ford11,847
Franklin7,930
Geary11,077
Gove908
Graham736
Grant2,708
Gray1,353
Greeley388
Greenwood2,118
Hamilton539
Harper1,867
Harvey11,414
Haskell1,093
Hodgeman485
Jackson4,513
Jefferson5,550
Jewell910
Johnson172,356
Kearny1,364
Kingman2,244
Kiowa740
Labette7,687
Lane364
Leavenworth23,383
Lincoln715
Linn3,343
Logan978
Lyon11,601
Marion3,880
Marshall2,876
McPherson9,190
Meade1,332
Miami9,271
Mitchell1,700
Montgomery10,701
Morris1,724
Morton694
Nemaha3,712
Neosho5,932
Ness879
Norton2,406
Osage4,658
Osborne984
Ottawa1,410
Pawnee2,519
Phillips1,621
Pottawatomie6,874
Pratt2,190
Rawlins751
Reno21,962
Republic1,511
Rice3,008
Riley15,900
Rooks1,569
Rush906
Russell2,117
Saline16,465
Scott1,497
Sedgwick166,199
Seward7,893
Shawnee58,434
Sheridan881
Sherman1,767
Smith802
Stafford1,346
Stanton504
Stevens1,796
Sumner6,484
Thomas2,895
Trego881
Wabaunsee1,884
Wallace478
Washington1,574
Wichita578
Wilson3,355
Woodson960
Wyandotte53,295

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 Dec. 7, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Dec. 8, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control