Nov 19, 2021

KDHE: 22 new COVID cases in Ellis Co. since Wednesday

Posted Nov 19, 2021 6:58 PM

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Friday reported 22 new COVID-19 cases in Ellis County had been identified since Wednesday.

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As of Friday morning, HaysMed reported 19 COVID-19 inpatients, up from 17 on Wednesday.

The KDHE reported Wednesday 48 percent of eligible Ellis County residents are fully vaccinated, noting the vaccination rate for the eligible Kansas population (5 and older) is approximately 48.6 percent.

The department noted vaccination rates decreased since the last reporting due to the inclusion of pediatric populations (5-11) Wednesday.

Since reporting began, there have been 4,770 cases of COVID-19 identified in Ellis County, including 76 coronavirus-related deaths.