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Douglas County reports 13 new COVID-19 cases since Monday; 153 remain active



TOPEKA, Kan. – Douglas County reported 9,300 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 13 cases since Monday.

In Douglas County, 9,147 out of the 9,300 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 153 cases are active.

The county has averaged about five new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 4.93 cases is up slightly from a recent low of 4.79 earlier this week and is down from a recent high of nine cases per day in April.

Douglas County has a 14-day COVID-19 incidence rate of 57.36 per 100,000 people and a test positivity rate of 1.8%. Positivity rates are 1.9% in Lawrence, 1.8% in Eudora and 0% in Baldwin City and Lecompton. Three patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Wednesday, one more than Monday. To date, 87 Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19.

Registration for vaccination clinics at LMH Health is open to the public, and registration codes are posted at and Community members may also get a vaccine at LMH Health without making an appointment. Any residents with questions about COVID-19 or the vaccine interest form may call Douglas County’s help line at 785-864-9000.