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Variant cases continue to rise, Shawnee County sees increase in COVID-19 cases

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Covid Indicator shows Shawnee County remains in the “Significant” category with a sharp rise in weekly cases. The number of cases has risen by 52 diagnosed cases since last week.

Shawnee County COVID-19 Indicator, October 31 through November 6

The Shawnee County Indicator for the period between October 31 and November 6 shows that the current number of coronavirus cases is increasing.

The number of newly diagnosed cases increased from 240 to 292 cases and the percentage of positive tests went from 5.6% to 6.1%.

The updated Nov. 9 Covid-19 Community Impact Dashboard for Shawnee County reports that Shawnee County has 53 new cases of coronavirus, 426 isolated individuals and 34 current hospitalizations. A two-week trend in Shawnee County showed 39 new cases on Nov. 2, that number rose to 53 on Nov. 9. The number of isolated individuals went from 293 to 426.

COVID-19 Community Dashboard

The most confirmed cases in the past 30 days are between the ages of 35 and 44. Shawnee County reports 49 cases for the 35- to 44-year-old age group.

COVID-19 Community Dashboard, Cases by age group

There are 13 children, ages 0-4, who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the past 30 days in Shawnee County, down from 19 cases seven days ago.

There are currently 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Shawnee County who are between the ages of 10 and 19 in the past 30 days.

Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine after the CDC advisory panel unanimously approved the decision Tuesday.

The dosage will be one third of the amount given to teens and adults and will be given in two doses, three weeks apart.

As of March 2020, the province has had 26,163 cumulative cases and 471 preliminary deaths, four of which are under investigation by KDHE. There have been 411 variant cases since the start of the pandemic. The number of variant cases continues to rise.

The deadliest month in Shawnee County was November 2020, when 99 COVID-19 deaths were confirmed.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), 1,929 Kansans have tested positive for the coronavirus since Friday morning, while 3,370 tested negative. Of the recent positive cases, 166 are the COVID-19 delta variant.

The state said 39 more Kansans deaths are related to COVID-19, as well as 30 new hospitalizations over the weekend. The KDHE does not keep track of recoveries.

Of the Kansan adults eligible to be vaccinated, the KDHE says that 64.27% have received at least one dose of vaccine, while 56.96% have completed the vaccine series. The KDHE will begin including children ages 5-11 in that number on Nov. 17.