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August 31 COVID-19 update from Health Department


Douglas County has recorded 1,375 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 72 cases since Friday.

According to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, in Douglas County, 910 out of 1,375 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period.

According to the moving average graph of 14 days a week by the Health Department, about 29 new cases have been reported daily in the last 14 days. The average of 29 new cases per day is significantly lower than the high of 37 cases per day in mid-August and the low of about eight cases per day in early August.

Nine patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Monday, Friday’s number.

The Kansas Department of Health and the Environment’s online map noted that 25,116 Douglas County residents had been tested for the disease so far. The county’s test rate per 1,000 people was 205.4. On Monday, Douglas County had the third highest test rate per 1,000 people across all counties, after Ford County and Seward County.

Eight Douglas County residents have thus far died from COVID-19 or with the virus as a contributing factor in their deaths.

Picture by: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health

August 31 COVID-19 update from Health Department

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