Sep 03, 2021 5:00 PM

KDHE: 45 new COVID cases in Ellis Co. since Wednesday

Posted Sep 03, 2021 5:00 PM

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Friday reported 45 new COVID-19 cases in Ellis County had been identified since Wednesday.

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It was the highest number of new cases identified between reporting period since December. The KDHE reports on case numbers each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

There have been 293 new COVID-19 cases identified in Ellis County after a lull in cases dwindled to near zero in June.

CLICK HERE for information on how to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. As of Wednesday, the KDHE reported 46 percent of eligible residents of Ellis County were fully vaccinated.

As of Tuesday, the University of Kansas Health System reported 12 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed. No further updates have been posted as of noon Friday.

Since reporting began, there have been 4,097 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 74 coronavirus-related deaths.