By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MCPHERSON – Late Thursday, the McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) released another updated Covid Report for McPherson County and it shows an increase of 268 new cases of Covid in the past week (since Thursday, February 3).
This new report brings the overall total number of Covid cases for the County to 7,772.
While current hospitalizations due to Covid has dropped to just four at the moment, the number of those who have died due to Covid or complications caused by the virus has increased by six to an overall total of 120.
One note to ponder about – since the first of the new year 2022 (six weeks), McPherson County has already reported 21 new deaths due to Covid or complications brought on by Covid.
The most recent deaths came from three in the age group of 80-89, and one from the age groups 90 and over; 60-69; and 20-29, the first for this younger age group.
There are only 197 currently active Covid cases while 4,455 are now considered recovered.
Only 45.7% of the individuals eligible in McPherson County are fully vaccinated with a booster shot, while 48.4% of those over the age of 18 are both fully vaccinated and had a booster shot.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, McPherson County’s positivity rate as of January 30 is at 23.1%.
Breakthrough cases now sits at 911 with 23 requiring some stay in a hospital.
UPDATED CASE DATA (# change since last report on Thursday, February 3):
- New cases since our last report = 268
- Current active cases = 197 (- 182)
- Female involved cases = 4,081 (+ 158)
- Male involved cases = 3,691 (+ 110)
- Those cases requiring Hospitalization (May not represent current hospitalizations) = 307 (+ 7)
- Those cases resulting an individual’s death = 120 (+ 6)
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Patients who have died by age = 90+ (26); 80-89 (39); 70-79 (24); 60-69 (21); 50-59 (5); 40-49 (2); 30-39 (2); 20-29 (1); 10-19 (0); 0-9 (0).