Local COVID-19 numbers for Wednesday, May 27

Ted Woodward
May 27, 2020 - 1:42 pm

    Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Wednesday, May 27, 2020:

    Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded more than 9,300 positive cases of the virus, up 1.3% from Monday; that's a lower rate from last week at this time.

    More than half of the state's positive cases, and two-thirds of the deaths, have come from clusters of COVID-19; the percentage of cluster-related deaths has decreased 9% from last week. A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." Nearly four dozen of those clusters have occurred in private businesses, 16 of which are now closed.

    26% of Kansas COVID-19 cases have come from meatpacking plants; that number is up 2% from last week.

    52% of Kansas COVID-19 deaths have come in long-term care facilities; that number is down 5% from last week.

    Fewer than 3% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

    Among those tested in the state, 88% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 12% positive; those rates have remained steady.

    The state says 13% of cases have required hospitalization; that rate has declined slightly from last week.

    There have been more than 800 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up 2.8% since Monday; 22 added patients were hospitalized since Monday, and those rates have increased slightly.

    The state reports 17 more people died from the virus since Monday (up 9%), for a total of 205 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; that age has decreased another year since last week.

    Sedgwick County is reporting 560 positive cases, only adding one new cases from the day before. There have been 21 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, 3.8% have resulted in death; that percentage has remained steady.

    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 (36) peaked in Sedgwick County one month ago today.

    The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came more than five weeks ago on April 19th, at 12%; that percentage is now at 1.9%, and has remained nearly flat for about a week-and-a-half.

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

    2.2% 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 65-74.

    The age range with the highest percentages of positive cases requiring hospitalization in Kansas are those 75-84, with 50% 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, 3% have required placement in the ICU, and 1.3% required mechanical ventilation; those numbers have remained steady this week.

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

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