KDHE: More than 16,000 new coronavirus cases in Kansas, 97 new hospitalizations


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — State health officials say they continue to see more Kansans testing positive for the coronavirus. In its Friday update, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 16,341 new cases since Wednesday. That is the highest two-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

The state samples about two percent of the positive cases for variants. Since Wednesday, 60 tested positive for the omicron variant, while 32 tested positive for the delta variant.

The KDHE also reports 37 more COVID-19 deaths and 97 new COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Kansas vaccinations continue. Since Wednesday:

  • 6,036 Kansans got their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • 4,107 got their second dose
  • 10,220 got their third dose

Of Kansans eligible to be vaccinated, 63.81% have received at least one dose, while 55.07% are considered fully vaccinated.

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