ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

49 Kansas counties at high risk of coronavirus

KSN News
KSN News
 2022-08-11

https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=1de2wj_0hDz3FPj00

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — On the same day the nation’s top public health agency relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, it also updated its community-level risk map. The updated map shows that 49 Kansas counties are at high risk of coronavirus transmission. That is eight more counties than last week.

CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

Saline County joined Sedgwick County in the high-risk category, while Reno County improved to medium-risk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people who are in high-risk counties wear face masks when they are indoors in public.

The CDC says it looks at the combination of three metrics when deciding which counties are at high risk — new COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the past seven days, the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the last seven days.

County Total Cases
Allen 4,434
Anderson 2,318
Atchison 4,635
Barber 1,102
Barton 6,907
Bourbon 4,932
Brown 2,929
Butler 20,420
Chase 725
Chautauqua 895
Cherokee 6,645
Cheyenne 676
Clark 525
Clay 2,156
Cloud 2,390
Coffey 2,573
Comanche 456
Cowley 11,186
Crawford 13,245
Decatur 644
Dickinson 5,247
Doniphan 2,625
Douglas 30,401
Edwards 611
Elk 613
Ellis 7,619
Ellsworth 2,182
Finney 12,125
Ford 11,396
Franklin 7,447
Geary 10,172
Gove 851
Graham 615
Grant 2,417
Gray 1,281
Greeley 361
Greenwood 1,923
Hamilton 512
Harper 1,744
Harvey 10,584
Haskell 1,009
Hodgeman 447
Jackson 4,211
Jefferson 5,208
Jewell 853
Johnson 163,896
Kearny 1,321
Kingman 2,097
Kiowa 700
Labette 7,092
Lane 322
Leavenworth 21,609
Lincoln 652
Linn 3,061
Logan 903
Lyon 10,776
Marion 3,578
Marshall 2,688
McPherson 8,497
Meade 1,261
Miami 8,613
Mitchell 1,554
Montgomery 10,042
Morris 1,597
Morton 653
Nemaha 3,494
Neosho 5,549
Ness 804
Norton 2,267
Osage 4,263
Osborne 872
Ottawa 1,288
Pawnee 2,322
Phillips 1,476
Pottawatomie 6,296
Pratt 2,050
Rawlins 707
Reno 20,325
Republic 1,415
Rice 2,804
Riley 14,757
Rooks 1,434
Rush 847
Russell 1,955
Saline 15,390
Scott 1,407
Sedgwick 156,742
Seward 7,433
Shawnee 54,100
Sheridan 818
Sherman 1,619
Smith 690
Stafford 1,231
Stanton 444
Stevens 1,659
Sumner 6,049
Thomas 2,675
Trego 821
Wabaunsee 1,746
Wallace 461
Washington 1,480
Wichita 551
Wilson 3,059
Woodson 884
Wyandotte 50,796

CDC Mask Guidelines based on community-level transmission:
Low ( green ): No mask needed indoors (get tested if you have symptoms)
Medium ( yellow ): Mask recommended for high-risk patients (discuss with your healthcare provider)
High ( orange ): Should wear mask indoors in public

Kansas coronavirus cases updated Aug. 10, 2022
CDC Community transmission rates updated Aug. 11, 2022
Number of cases listed is total since pandemic began
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Centers for Disease Control

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) releases weekly updates on Wednesdays. This week, it said 6,597 Kansans tested positive in the previous seven days.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to KSN-TV.

Comments / 20

Guest
08-11

Everybody in America 🇺🇸 are going to get it just like the flu LOL45!!! 99.995% recovery rate according to science & 0% recovery rate according to Donkeypox disease!!!

Reply
7
Jamie N Floyd Williams
08-12

um...it's a cold ...unless you have serious medical reasons you will be just fine...those with serious medical conditions can die with any virus.....I had it ...didn't miss a day of work....never had a fever....didn't even have much of a cough til I went to bed at night ...death rate is now the same as the flu or colds and we didn't wear masks and panic about those ..

Reply(1)
5
Nira Barricklow
08-11

High risk counties will not enforce mask recommendations. People want their freedom to choose, no matter what the cost. They choose to deny that the Covid pandemic ever existed.

Reply(5)
2

Comments / 0