Feb 03, 2021 9:22 PM

Per-day virus rate rises in Ellis Co.; 32 new cases identified

Posted Feb 03, 2021 9:22 PM

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

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also announced an additional coronavirus-related death, raising the total to 62.

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There were 32 new cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County since Monday. There are currently 77 active cases, including three active hospitalizations of Ellis County residents, and 3,432 recovered cases.

As of Monday, there were 19 COVID-19 inpatients at HaysMed, up from 16 on Tuesday, with seven of those active patients and 12 in the recovery phase.

The seven-day average of percent of positive tests jumped from just more than 6 percent on Monday to 11 percent on Wednesday.

Since reporting began, there have been 3,507 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 62 coronavirus-related deaths.

Of the total 21,057 tests administered, 15.5 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.