The Ellis County Health Department on Friday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days dipped to four — the lowest figure since that metric has been reported.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also reported two additional coronavirus-related deaths, raising the total to 72.
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There were 13 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Wednesday. There are currently 48 active cases, including five active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,629 recovered cases.
As of Friday, there were 13 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, down from 14 on Thursday, with eight of those active patients and five in the recovery phase.
The seven-day average of percent of positive tests fell from more than 8 percent Wednesday to 5.6 percent on Friday.
Since reported began, there have been 3,677 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County. Of the total 23,945 tests administered, 14.2 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.