Local COVID-19 numbers for Monday, July 6

Ted Woodward
July 06, 2020 - 1:36 pm
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Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Monday, July 6, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded more than  16,000 positive cases of the virus, up only 1% during the holiday weekend.

39% of the state's positive cases (down 7% from late last month), and 75% of the deaths, have come from clusters of COVID-19. A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." Nearly 100 of those clusters have occurred in private businesses, and 41 of those clusters are still active, fewer than in late June.

19% of Kansas COVID-19 cases have come from meatpacking plants; that number has gone down another 4% since late last month.

59% of Kansas COVID-19 deaths have come in long-term care facilities; that number has remained steady.

Fewer than 7% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 92% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 8% positive; those percentages have remained steady.

The state says fewer than 11% of cases have required hospitalization; that percentage has slightly declined from late June.

There have been more than 1,200 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up 1.3% during the weekend.

The state reports three more deaths from the virus since Friday (up 1.1%); there have been 280 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, 1.7% have resulted in death; that percentage has gone down slightly. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas has ticked back down to 79 years of age.

Sedgwick County has recorded more than 1,500 positive cases, adding 41 new cases from the day before (up 2.7%).There have been 28 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County, a number that has not changed for the past week-and-a-half. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, 1.8% have resulted in death; that percentage has gone down 1% since late last month.

6.5% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

Nearly 13% of the state's positive cases have been recorded in Sedgwick County and its surrounding counties; that number has gone up more than 3% during the past week-and-a-half.

The highest number of new daily cases (98) was recorded in Sedgwick County 10 days ago; however, that came on a day with the second-highest number of overall tests in the county, which also yielded nearly 900 negative tests (90%) on that day as well.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came more than two months ago on April 19th, at 12%; that percentage bottomed out below 1% in late May, but for the past five weeks it has been going back up; it's now at nearly 7.5% and still climbing, at its highest level since early May.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Sedgwick County peaked more than three months ago, in early April. Eight first-admission hospitalizations were recorded in Sedgwick County during the fourth week of June.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (21%) 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 44% of those cases requiring hospitalization; that percentage has gone down about 2% since late last month.

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

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, nearly 400 patients (2.4%) have required placement in the ICU, and 158 (1%) required mechanical ventilation; those numbers are both down slightly.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, 31% requre placement in the ICU, and 13% require a ventilator; those percentages have remained steady.

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