How Kansas Is Relative to COVID-19 Rates, Deaths

How Kansas Is Relative to COVID-19 Rates, Deaths

Since the start of the pandemic, Kansas has had 477,789 COVID-19 cases. The Sunflower State has a population of 2.913M people. Statewide deaths have totaled 6,743. The majority of deaths, 58.4%, have been with people 75 years and older. Six omicron variant cases found in Nebraska In Kansas, men are 10% more likely to die.

In Kansas, the positivity rates are 15-19.9%, far higher than medical professionals would like to see and indicative of the uncontrolled spread of the virus. Ideally, the percent positivity should be lower, at least 5%. A low percent means the level of transmission is low. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cases and deaths are up for the U.S. over the last 30 days.

In the last seven days, Kansas has had 57 deaths. While that number is significantly below the 499 deaths Pennsylvania has had, it is still higher than 14 other states. First case of omicron variant in Missouri

What is the percent positivity? According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the percent positive is exactly what it sounds like: the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are actually positive — (positive tests)/(total tests) x 100%. The percent positive (sometimes called the “percent positive rate” or “positivity rate”) helps public health officials answer questions such as: The blue bar shows daily cases. The red line is the seven-day moving average of cases, per the CDC.

Currently, 1,779,416 Kansans have had at least one dose of the vaccine, 1,424,661 have had a second dose. And, according to KDHE, 392,726 residents of Kansas have received a third dose. Wyandotte County has had the most COVID-19 cases, 29,602, and Greeley County, on the border with Colorado, has had the least amount of cases with 216.

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