Local COVID-19 numbers for Monday, June 1

Ted Woodward
June 01, 2020 - 1:09 pm
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Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Monday, June 1, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded more than 10,000 positive cases of the virus, up 3% from Friday; that's a lower rate.

More than half of the state's positive cases, and two-thirds 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 six dozen of those clusters have occurred in private businesses, 18 of which are now closed.

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

51% of Kansas COVID-19 deaths have come in long-term care facilities; that number down 1% from last week.

3.6% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 90% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 10% positive; those percentages are steady from last week.

The state says 13% of cases have required hospitalization.

There have been more than 860 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up 2.4% since Friday; 20 added patients were hospitalized since Friday, and those rates have remained steady.

The state reports nine more people died from the virus since Friday (up 4.3%), for a total of 217 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 is reporting more than 580 positive cases, adding only five new cases from the day before (up less than 1%). There have been 21 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, 3.6% 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 five weeks ago today.

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 1.1%, and has remained below 2% for more than two weeks.

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Sedgwick County peaked more than eight weeks ago, in early April. Zero first-admissions hospitsalizations were recorded in Sedgwick County last week.

2.9% 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 35-44. In that age range, 8% of cases require hospitalization.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, fewer than 3% have required placement in the ICU, and 1.2% required mechanical ventilation; those numbers have declined slightly.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, one-third have required placement in the ICU, with 15% requiring mechanical ventilation.

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