Feb 19, 2021 8:10 PM

🎙 Per-day virus rate flat in Ellis Co.; additional death reported

Posted Feb 19, 2021 8:10 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Friday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days remained flat at six since Wednesday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also announced an additional coronavirus-related death, bringing the total to 70.

There were 13 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Wednesday. There are currently 64 active cases, including six active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,578 recovered cases.

As of Friday, there were 16 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, unchanged from Thursday, with 10 of those active patients and 6 in the recovery phase.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests rose slightly to 9.9 percent.

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Since reporting began, there have been 3,642 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County. Of the total 23,172 tests administered, 14.6 percent have returned positive for coronavirus.

NOTE: "New cases" reflects cases reported by the Ellis County Health Department between regular reporting periods of Monday, Wednesday and Friday. "Total cases" reflects all cases reported by the department. Because of delayed test results, total cases might include cases prior to the previous reporting period, so KDHE figures might not necessarily correspond.