Apr 23, 2021 10:09 AM

Schools in yellow for next week

Posted Apr 23, 2021 10:09 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County schools are now in the yellow for next week. The case count and positive test rate numbers are continuing to climb over last week.

According to the county's dashboard, the 14-day positive test rate is up to 17.3% as of April 19, with 63 new cases in the past 14 days.

The case count numbers are down from a week ago, with 37 active cases as of Thursday. 7,831 people have had the virus, with 7,655 recoveries.

The Reno County vaccination numbers have been updated for the week, as well. As of Wednesday, 21,046 Reno County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That's 33.70% of residents.

The county has had 139 deaths attributed to the virus. Two of those have occurred in the last 30 days. One person is in the hospital.

The health department is taking walk-ins for the Moderna vaccine for those 18 and older, or you can find the other types of vaccine at vaccinefinder.org.