By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MCPHERSON – It was not a good couple of days for the battle with Covid-19 in McPherson County as the McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) released another report on Thursday, January 6 and it showed an increase of 114 new cases in the two days since the previous report on Tuesday.
With the increase of 114 new cases, McPherson County has now totaled 5,849 cases of Covid-19 overall.
Once again, the number of active cases also took a major swing upward as they now have 360 active cases of Covid-19 within McPherson County compared to just 251 on Tuesday, an increase of 109.
Of the new cases, 37 were listed in the group aged 18-29, 17 were listed in the group aged 30-39, while both the groups aged 0-17 and 40-49 had 16 new cases.
While it was good news that only 10 individuals are currently listed as hospitalized due to the virus, which is a reduction of two, the Thursday report did show one new death as well. The latest individual that passed away from Covid-19 or the complications caused by it, was in the age group of 80-89.
A slight rise of .1% in the fully vaccinated county residents happened in two days with the current fully vaccinated rate being at 53.5%.
Breakthrough cases rose slightly by 14 to 527.
The Positively Rate for McPherson County still stands 18.04%.
UPDATED CASE DATA (# change since last report on Tuesday, January 4):
- New cases since our last report = 114
- Current active cases = 360 (+ 109)
- Cases with known exposure = 3,271
- Cases with an unknown exposure = 2,578
- Cases involving those individuals 60 years and older = 1,527 (+ 13)
- Cases involving those individuals 50-59 years old = 728 (+ 15)
- Cases involving those individuals 40-49 years old = 767 (+ 16)
- Cases involving those individuals 30-39 years old = 824 (+ 17)
- Cases involving those individuals 18-29 years old = 1,164 (+ 37)
- Cases involving those individuals under 18 years old = 839 (+ 16)
- Female involved cases = 3,019 (+ 61)
- Male involved cases = 2,830 (+ 53)
- Those cases requiring Hospitalization (May not represent current hospitalizations) = 266 (+ 1)
- Those cases resulting an individual’s death = 100 (+ 1)
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Patients who have died by age = 90+ (24); 80-89 (32); 70-79 (22); 60-69 (15); 50-59 (3); 40-49 (2); 30-39 (2); 20-29 (0); 10-19 (0); 0-9 (0).