HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The active COVID-19 case count in Reno County is at 306 as of Sunday evening.
The county is in a Moderate Alert level or orange overall. That's also where the schools are for this week.
Nine people are in the hospital. Of the 58 hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic, half have required intensive care and eight have required intubation. Seven people have died.
Testing in the county has broken the 10,000 mark, with 10,618 tests administered. 9,192 tests were negative, for an overall positive test rate of 13.43% and a community positive test rate of 9.53%. 16.89% of the population has been tested.
There are nine active clusters. Four of those have cases. Hutchinson Correctional Facility has 111 cases. Mennonite Friendship Communities cluster has 62 active cases and two of the deaths have been attributed to that cluster. Fourteen cases are still active in the Hutchinson Community College cluster. There is also a workplace cluster with three active cases currently.
The next community testing date for Reno County residents is at Salt City Splash on Tuesday, October 13th from 4 pm to 7 pm. All residents of Reno County are eligible for free testing regardless of if you have symptoms or not. Call the Reno County Health Department at 844-834-3657 today to schedule your appointment.