Feb 08, 2021 9:43 PM

Per-day virus rate rises in Ellis Co.; three additional deaths reported

Posted Feb 08, 2021 9:43 PM

The Ellis County Health Department on Monday reported the average number of new coronavirus cases per day in the last seven days rose slightly from seven on Friday to eight on Monday.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also announced three additional coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 67.

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There were 16 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Friday. There are currently 89 active cases, including five active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,463 recovered cases.

As of Monday, there were 21 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, up from 17 on Friday, with 10 of those active patients and 11 in the recovery phase.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests rose from 7.5 percent on Friday to 9.4 percent on Monday.

Since reporting began, there have been 3,552 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 67 coronavirus-related deaths.

Of the total 21,744 tests administered, 15.2 percent have returned positive for COVID-19.

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.