Local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, August 7

Ted Woodward
August 07, 2020 - 1:32 pm
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Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, August 7, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded more than 30,000 positive cases of the coronavirus, up 3% (more than 900 cases) from Wednesday.

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26% of the state's positive cases, and 66% of the deaths (down 1%) have come from 389 clusters/outbreaks of COVID-19. A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." .. 143 of those clusters have occurred in private businesses. Among all the reported clusters, 150 remain active (five more since mid-week).

11% of Kansas COVID-19 cases have come from meatpacking plants.

Fewer than 11% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 90.3% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 9.7% positive; the percentage of positive tests are up slightly.

The state says fewer than 10% of cases have required hospitalization; that number has remained steady.

There have been nearly 1,900 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up another 3% (54 patients) since Wednesday; those numbers have been on the rise this week.

The state reports 12 additional deaths from the virus since Wednesday (up 3%); there have been 380 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, 1.2% have resulted in death; that percentage has remained steady. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas is at 78 years of age.

The state's highest one-day death total (10) last occurred four months ago tomorrow, in early April.

Sedgwick County has recorded more than 4,700 positive cases, adding 113 new cases from the day before (up 2.5%), a higher rate from earlier in the week. There have been 44 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, fewer than 1% have resulted in death.

11% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

19% of the state's positive cases have been recorded in Sedgwick County and its surrounding counties; that number has remained steady.

The highest number of new daily cases (150) was recorded in Sedgwick County nearly a month ago, on July 10.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County more than two weeks ago, at 14% -- higher than it was back in mid-April at its previous peak.That percentage bottomed out below 1% in late May, but then for two months it climbed steadily. For the 15 days following the peak, the percentage has for the most part been in decline, now down to 11%.

Sedgwick County has more than 200 ICU beds available; they are currently 90% filled, with 34 of them (16%) occupied by COVID-19 patients.

Sedgwick County now has 72 total patients hospitalized who are COVID-19 positive, nine more than a week ago.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (20%) are those between the ages of 55-64.

The age range with the highest percentages of positive cases requiring hospitalization in Kansas are those 75-84, with 42% of those cases requiring hospitalization.

The age range with the most positive cases in Kansas (19%) are those between the ages of 25-34. In that age range, fewer than 4% of cases require hospitalization.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, more than 500 patients (1.7%) have required placement in the ICU, and 193 (0.6%) required mechanical ventilation.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, 28% requre placement in the ICU, and 10% require a ventilator; those numbers have remained steady.

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