By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MCPHERSON – For the second week in a row, the Covid numbers for McPherson County have shown major improvement as the McPherson County Health Department (MCHD) on Friday morning reported just 22 new Covid cases since the report the previous week on February 24.
With the 22 new cases, the total number of Covid cases overall for McPherson County stands at 7,905.
Another good mark – there are currently no individuals listed as being hospitalized.
One spot of sad news though, the MCHD reported one new death caused by Covid or complication from Covid. The county individual that died from Covid was in the 60-69 year age group.
The number of current active Covid cases has also taken another drop, with the new number being just 24 while 7, 757 are considered recovered.
Friday’s report also showed a big jump in those individuals who are fully vaccinated with booster shots, as that percentage is not standing at 55%, a sizable jump of 8.8% since a week ago.
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the McPherson County Positivity rate as of February 20 was just 6.04%, a sizable drop of 3.56% since the previous report.
Big news from the KDHE – McPherson County was listed as CLUSTER FREE according to their report on Wednesday.
UPDATED CASE DATA (# change since last report on Thursday, February 17):
- New cases since our last report = 22
- Current active cases = 24 (- 26)
- Female involved cases = 4,148 (+ 12)
- Male involved cases = 3,757 (+ 10)
- Those cases requiring Hospitalization (May not represent current hospitalizations) = 316 (No Change)
- Those cases resulting an individual’s death = 124 (+ 1)
- COVID-19/Coronavirus Patients who have died by age = 90+ (27); 80-89 (40); 70-79 (24); 60-69 (22); 50-59 (6); 40-49 (2); 30-39 (2); 20-29 (1); 10-19 (0); 0-9 (0).