By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MCPHERSON – The number of new cases of Covid-19 as reported by the McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) has now reached 1,485 for the first month of 2022 as the latest report released on Thursday afternoon showed another 174 new cases since the report on Tuesday.
This brings the overall total for McPherson County cases of Covid-19 to 7,310.
Active cases rose by 86 to 736 while 6,460 cases are now considered recovered.
Two more individuals required hospitalization, bringing the total number of McPherson County residents requiring a stay in the hospital to 291 overall with four currently in an area hospital.
The report by the MCHD also showed another death caused by Covid-19 or complications from having it, with the age group affected with the new death being over the age of 90.
The largest age group of individuals testing positive in the latest report were those ages 60 and over with 42 new cases while those aged 18-29 reported 34 new cases and those aged 50-59 had 29 new cases.
There was no change in the percentage of residents considered full vaccinated as it still stands at 54.1%.
Breakthrough cases rose to 822, up 39 from Tuesday with one breakthrough case requiring hospitalization, the first change in a while.
One good change came from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment report of positivity rate for McPherson County as it dropped slightly to 39.19% from the previous report of 41.18%.
UPDATED CASE DATA (# change since last report on Tuesday, January 25):
- New cases since our last report = 174
- Current active cases = 736 (+ 86)
- Cases with known exposure = 4,194 (+ 104)
- Cases with an unknown exposure = 3,116 (+ 70)
- Cases involving those individuals 60 years and older = 1,756 (+ 42)
- Cases involving those individuals 50-59 years old = 894 (+ 29)
- Cases involving those individuals 40-49 years old = 783 (+ 22)
- Cases involving those individuals 30-39 years old = 1,068 (+ 21)
- Cases involving those individuals 18-29 years old = 1,475 (+ 34)
- Cases involving those individuals under 17 years old = 1,128 (+ 26)
- Female involved cases = 3,807 (+ 93)
- Male involved cases = 3,503 (+ 81)
- Those cases requiring Hospitalization (May not represent current hospitalizations) = 291 (+ 2)
- Those cases resulting an individual’s death = 114 (+ 1)
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Patients who have died by age = 90+ (26); 80-89 (36); 70-79 (24); 60-69 (20); 50-59 (5); 40-49 (2); 30-39 (2); 20-29 (0); 10-19 (0); 0-9 (0).