New COVID-19 cases continue plummet in Kansas
Between Friday and Monday, the state saw 470 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths and 16 new hospitalizations.
Kansas reported far fewer coronavirus cases in the week ending Sunday, adding 1,807 new cases. That's down 17.5% from the previous week's toll of 2,191 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Kansas ranked 46th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week the United States added 375,140 reported cases of coronavirus, a decrease of 10% from the week before. Across the country, 18 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Across Kansas, cases fell in 60 counties, with the best declines in Sedgwick, Shawnee and Johnson counties.
Kansas ranked 29th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 21.2% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 21%, a USA TODAY analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows.
In the week ending Sunday, Kansas reported administering another 166,165 vaccine doses, compared to 124,570 the week before that. In all, Kansas reported it has administered 900,500 doses.
Within Kansas, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Rawlins, Wilson and Allen counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Johnson County, with 455 cases; Sedgwick County, with 308 cases; and Wyandotte County, with 103. Weekly case counts rose in 29 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Cowley, Leavenworth and Douglas counties.
In Kansas, 10 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 76 people were reported dead.
A total of 299,995 people in Kansas have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 4,778 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States, 29,438,222 people have tested positive and 534,880 people have died.