TOPEKA, Kan. – Stormont Vail’s scorecard today shows 10 patients there died of COVID complications over the last week. The hospital was treating 66 patients for the virus today — that’s down from 72 a week ago but up from 61 the day after Christmas.
The positive testing rate is up more than a percent compared to last week – at 26.8% — but the number of positive tests per day is down to 55 — from 75 a week ago.
University of Kansas Health System Saint Francis campus had 24 COVID-positive inpatients today. Their critical care capacity was at 110 % this morning with medical/surgical beds at 64%. The percent of tests coming back positive on patients coming through their emergency department was around 15.5% over the past week. Both hospitals, though, report personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies are in good shape.