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Shawnee County COVID-19 indicator rises five points



TOPEKA, Kan. – Shawnee County’s COVID-19 indicator rose from a score of 2 to a score of 7 after the number of cases and the hospital stress index rose.

Shawnee County reported 116 cases between April 4-10, the county’s indicator said, which is more than the 95 cases reported on the previous indicator.

The hospital stress index increased for a third straight week from a score of 1.8 to 2.3, which puts that metric in the high category for the first time since the new indicator launched.

The overall score remains in the moderate phase.

The Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center has zero COVID-19 patients and one open ICU bed. The hospital has only three occupied ICU beds as of Thursday morning.

Stormont Vail has seven COVID-19 patients with its ICU at 93% capacity as of Wednesday.

The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus has two positive patients and 50% ICU capacity, as of Tuesday.