By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The case count for COVID-19 in Reno County is up to 447 as of Monday, August 30. That is the same number of cases as the county had January 26.
Out of the 8,795 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic, 8,203 have recovered, for a recovery rate of 93.2%. If you take out the current cases, the recovery rate of those for whom we know a resolution, in other words either recovery or death, the rate is 8,203 of 8,348 or 98.3%. Only one death has been recorded thus far in August.
28,280 Reno County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, that's 45.29%. With the number of recoveries at roughly 13.13%. That would mean that 58.4% of Reno County residents have either been infected and recovered, or been at least partially vaccinated.
If you think you may have been exposed, there is still free COVID-19 testing weekdays at the Salvation Army at 700 North Walnut in Hutchinson from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment.