Local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, September 4

Ted Woodward
September 04, 2020 - 1:39 pm
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Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, September 4, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded more than 45,000 positive cases of the coronavirus, up 3% (nearly 1,300 cases) since Wednesday.

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24% of the state's positive cases, and 64% of the deaths have come from among 542 clusters/outbreaks of COVID-19 (14 more since Wednesday). A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." Among all the reported clusters, 182 are active (four more since Wednesday).

Nearly 15% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 89.4% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 10.6% positive; the positive rate has increased slightly this week.

The state says 9% of cases have required hospitalization; that number remains steady.

There have been more than 2,400 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up 2.3% (54 more patients) since Wednesday.

The state reports 23 additional deaths from the virus since Wednesday (up 5%); there have been 481 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, 1.1% have resulted in death. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas is at 79 years of age.

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

Sedgwick County has recorded more than 7,100 positive cases, including 192 new cases from the day before (up 2.8%). There have been 55 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County (five more since Wednesday). Among the cases in Sedgwick County, fewer than 1% have resulted in death.

Nearly 16% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

The highest number of new daily cases (321) was recorded in Sedgwick County three weeks ago today, the same day when the most tests were administered.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came five 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. Since the peak, the percentage is now down to 9%, although it did tick up on Wednesday.

Sedgwick County has more than 200 ICU beds available; they are currently 85% filled, down 6% from last week; 23 of those beds (11%) are occupied by COVID-19 patients, down 7.5% from last week. 

Sedgwick County now has 50 total patients hospitalized who are COVID-19 positive, nine fewer than a week ago, and the fourth straight week for lower numbers.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (19%) are those between the ages of 65-74.

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 (21%) are those between the ages of 18-24. In that age range, fewer than 2% of cases require hospitalization.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, more than 600 patients (1.5%) have required placement in the ICU, and 210 (0.5%) required mechanical ventilation.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, 27% require placement in the ICU, and 9% require a ventilator.

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