Apr 30, 2021 10:21 AM

Positive test rate number down, schools remain in yellow

Posted Apr 30, 2021 10:21 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County schools remain in the yellow for next week. The case count and positive test rate numbers improved somewhat over last week.

According to the county's dashboard, the 14-day positive test rate is at 11.7% as of April 26, with 62 new cases in the past 14 days.

The case count numbers are slightly up from a week ago, with 39 active cases as of Thursday. 7,874 people have had the virus, with 7,696 recoveries.

The Reno County vaccination numbers have been updated for the week, as well. As of Wednesday, 21,803 Reno County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That's 34.92% of residents.

The county has had 139 deaths attributed to the virus. One of those has occurred in the last 30 days. Three people are 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.