Jan 12, 2022

KDHE: 149 new COVID cases in Ellis County since Monday

Posted Jan 12, 2022 6:30 PM

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday reported 149 new COVID-19 cases in Ellis County had been identified since Monday.

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As of Wednesday morning, there were 25 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed. 

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The KDHE reported on Wednesday that 50 percent of eligible Ellis County residents (age 5 and older) are fully vaccinated, noting the vaccination rate for the eligible Kansas population (5 and older) is approximately 62 percent.

Since reporting began, there have been 5,702 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 78 coronavirus-related deaths. 

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Statewide COVID-19 curve / KDHE
Statewide COVID-19 curve / KDHE