7 HOSPITALIZED, VACCINES STILL BELOW 50%

By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

MCPHERSON – The report from the McPherson County Health Department for the final day in August shows a continued upswing of new cases for Covid-19/Coronavirus as the County has now reached 3,776 total cases.

This means there has been an additional 85 new cases since the last time we reported on Tuesday, August 24.

Once again, the largest increase of cases came from those ages up to 29 years in age with 38, 14 of which came from those under the age of 17. Those ages 50-59 had an increase of 14, while those ages 40-49 recorded 13 new cases and both those aged 30-39 and 60-older each had 10.

According to numbers obtained from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, McPherson County has now recorded 24 cases from the Covid Variant.

McPherson County does show 3,588 cases considered recovered according to the recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment or passed away while sick. Currently there are 102 active cases.

The report did show an increase of four being hospitalized as this week they reported seven (7) compared to just three (3) a week ago. One positive – there was no new deaths reported.

McPherson County continues to fall short of 50% eligible being vaccinated with just 44.3%, an slight increase of .7% in a week. Those over the age of 65 now reports 82.5% vaccinated while those eligible between the ages of 12-64 have 51.9% vaccinated, an slight increase of .9%.

UPDATED CASE DATA (# change since last report on Tuesday, August 24):

  • New cases since our last report = 85
  • Current active cases = 102 (- 7)
  • Cases with known exposure = 2,010 (+ 55)
  • Cases with an unknown exposure = 1,766 (+ 30)
  • Cases involving those individuals 60 years and older = 1,083 (+ 10)
  • Cases involving those individuals 50-59 years old = 499 (+ 14)
  • Cases involving those individuals 40-49 years old = 497 (+ 13)
  • Cases involving those individuals 30-39 years old = 497 (+ 10)
  • Cases involving those individuals 18-29 years old = 784 (+ 24)
  • Cases involving those individuals under 18 years old = 416 (+ 14)
  • Female involved cases = 1,982 (+ 41)
  • Male involved cases = 1,794 (+ 44)
  • Those cases requiring Hospitalization (May not represent current hospitalizations) = 160 (+ 9)
  • Those cases resulting an individual’s death = 86 (no change)
  • COVID-19/Coronavirus Patients who have died by age = 90+ (23); 80-89 (28); 70-79 (18); 60-69 (13); 50-59 (1); 40-49 (1); 30-39 (2); 20-29 (0); 10-19 (0); 0-9 (0).

STATE VACCINATION AND COVID-19 #’s (As reported Tuesday, June 8):

  • Total Vaccinations Given: 2,747,967
  • Total # of COVID-19/Coronavirus Cases: 368,976 (+ 10,133)
  • Total # of Deaths: 5,557 (+ 59)
  • Total # that have been Hospitalized: 12,711 (+ 240)
  • Total # of Tests Taken: No New Number

UPDATED TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS (these do not apply if you have been fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks and are considered asymptomatic)

Both the KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Environment) and MCHD (McPherson County Health Department) continue to mandate a 10-day quarantine for Kansans if:

  • Traveled on or after June 17 to the countries of Kuwait, Mongolia, or Saint Martin
  • Traveled on or after June 3 to the countries of Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, or Suriname
  • Traveled on or after May 30 to countries of Costa Rica or French Guiana
  • Traveled on or after May 6 to the countries of Maldives or Seychelles
  • Traveled on or after April 22 to the countries of Argentina or Bahrain
  • Traveled on of after April 8 to the country of Uruguay
  • Traveled between June 3 and June 17 to the countries of Trinidad or Tobago
  • Traveled between May 6 and June 17 to the country of India
  • Attended/Traveled to a mass gathering event out-of-state of 500 people or greater where individuals did not keep 6-foot distances and wear masks
  • Traveled on a cruise ship or took a river cruise

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