Local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, June 5

Ted Woodward
June 05, 2020 - 1:15 pm
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Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, June 5, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded nearly 10,400 positive cases of the virus, up 2% from Monday; that's a higher rate from Wednesday.

More than half of the state's positive cases, and 73% of the deaths, have come from clusters of COVID-19; the death percentage has gone up 6% since Wednesday. A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." More than five dozen of those clusters have occurred in private businesses, and 49 of those clusters are still active.

27% of Kansas COVID-19 cases have come from meatpacking plants; that number has remained steady.

55% of Kansas COVID-19 deaths have come in long-term care facilities; that number is up 2% from Wednesday, with was also up 2% from Monday.

Fewer than 4% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 91% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 9% positive; those percentages have remained steady.

The state says 13% of cases have required hospitalization.

There have been more than 900 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up more than 3% since Wednesday, which was also up 3% from Monday; 27 added patients were hospitalized since Wednesday, and those rates are on the increase this week.

The state reports zero deaths from the virus since Wednesday; there have been 222 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, 2% have resulted in death; that percentage has remained steady. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas is 79 years of age.

Sedgwick County has recorded more than 600 positive cases, adding nine new cases from the day before (up 1.5%). There have been 21 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, 3.4% have resulted in death; that percentage has slightlly declined.

7% 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 daily cases (38) peaked in Sedgwick County more than five weeks ago.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came more than six weeks ago on April 19th, at 12%; that percentage is now at 1.8%, and has remained below 2% for nearly three weeks. However, that percentage has now ticked up by 0.9% during the past eight days, and is seeing its first steady rise since mid-April.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Sedgwick County peaked more than two months ago, in early April. Three first-admission hospitsalizations were recorded in Sedgwick County during the final week of May.

3% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (22%) 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 49% 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, 3% of cases require hospitalization.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, fewer than 3% have required placement in the ICU, and 1.3% required mechanical ventilation.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, one-third requre placement in the ICU, and 15% require a ventilator.

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