Nov 16, 2020 11:22 AM

Overall county on high alert for COVID-19, 950 active cases, with 687 in community

Posted Nov 16, 2020 11:22 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The numbers on the Reno County COVID-19 dashboard as of Sunday evening should sound the alarm, if there is anyone left who isn't convinced it is a serious problem in the community.

The county overall is officially at a high alert level. This means there is a widespread outbreak that is growing with many undetected cases. Take strong measures to limit all contact.

Thirty people have died of COVID-19, 21 of those in the last 30 days. The youngest death was a 50-year-old. The oldest was 96. The average age of death for that group of 30 is 77.6 years old, with a median age of 79.

There are 950 active cases, with 687 in the community. The correctional facility cluster type has 298 cases. The long-term care facility cluster type has 49 active cases, with 7 deaths.

There are 40 active clusters in the community.

Twenty-seven people are in the hospital. One hundred forty-four have been hospitalized. Fifty-seven have been admitted to the ICU and 17 have been intubated. These are Reno County resident numbers regardless of where they are hospitalized.

The community's positive test rate is at 16.17%, with the overall positive test rate at 23.44%. 23.35% of the population has been tested.

The next community testing date is Tuesday the 17th at the Oz Breezeway on the Kansas State Fairgrounds. To schedule your appointment, call 1-844-834-3657.