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
Allen4,008
Anderson2,148
Atchison4,348
Barber1,049
Barton6,517
Bourbon4,397
Brown2,749
Butler19,184
Chase677
Chautauqua846
Cherokee6,186
Cheyenne655
Clark504
Clay1,989
Cloud2,222
Coffey2,447
Comanche441
Cowley10,240
Crawford12,035
Decatur622
Dickinson4,828
Doniphan2,462
Douglas27,356
Edwards557
Elk571
Ellis7,193
Ellsworth2,019
Finney11,301
Ford10,644
Franklin7,064
Geary9,312
Gove793
Graham578
Grant2,207
Gray1,238
Greeley332
Greenwood1,813
Hamilton464
Harper1,657
Harvey9,672
Haskell964
Hodgeman411
Jackson3,924
Jefferson4,854
Jewell793
Johnson150,699
Kearny1,240
Kingman1,969
Kiowa670
Labette6,647
Lane298
Leavenworth19,794
Lincoln623
Linn2,842
Logan848
Lyon10,218
Marion3,354
Marshall2,571
McPherson7,882
Meade1,220
Miami7,959
Mitchell1,433
Montgomery9,454
Morris1,514
Morton624
Nemaha3,248
Neosho5,178
Ness780
Norton2,154
Osage3,970
Osborne806
Ottawa1,213
Pawnee2,153
Phillips1,360
Pottawatomie5,823
Pratt1,935
Rawlins685
Reno18,694
Republic1,357
Rice2,621
Riley13,778
Rooks1,388
Rush811
Russell1,884
Saline14,207
Scott1,282
Sedgwick146,142
Seward6,917
Shawnee49,245
Sheridan788
Sherman1,515
Smith647
Stafford1,140
Stanton424
Stevens1,466
Sumner5,748
Thomas2,407
Trego759
Wabaunsee1,649
Wallace437
Washington1,415
Wichita494
Wilson2,828
Woodson797
Wyandotte47,641

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 25, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated May 19, 2022
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control