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Shawnee County COVID-19 cases drop on “final indicator report published” by health department



TOPEKA, Kan. – Shawnee County reported 49 COVID-19 cases between May 2-May 8, the county’s COVID-19 indicator read. The overall score dropped from 5 to 3 keeping the county in the moderate phase.

This is the eighth straight week in the moderate index, which prompted the health department to make this the last regularly scheduled indicator report. Future reports may published if the need arises, the indicator said.

The county’s 49 cases is a drop from the 94 cases reported on the previous report. Positivity rate sits at 1.4% and the hospital stress index rose to a score of 2.3. That category rates the strain on the hospital from a score of 0 to 3 and is the only metric in the “high” category on this week’s report.

The health department was also able to contact trace 100% of the close contacts within three days of a case for back-to-back indicator periods.