Jan 13, 2021 12:08 PM

Round numbers Tuesday prompt look at county percentages

Posted Jan 13, 2021 12:08 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The round numbers that were coincidental on the Reno County dashboard as of Tuesday afternoon make the mathematics on current rates fairly straightforward.

Reno County was at 7,000 positive cases as of Tuesday. 6,400 of those, or 91.4% have recovered. One hundred ten people have died. That makes the death rate among those whose symptoms were bad enough to be diagnosed at 1.57%. Thirty-four of those 110 deaths have been in the last 30 days. Three hundred twenty six Reno County residents have been hospitalized, so thus far, if you are diagnosed, your chance of going to the hospital is about 4.65%. Ninety-seven, or 1.38% of all cases have had ICU care and 0.4%, or 31 cases have been intubated.

Four hundred ninety people are currently infected, with 489 of those in the community.

There are now two free public testing sites, one in the Cosmosphere parking lot in Hutchinson and one at Simply Good Overstocks parking lot in South Hutchinson. They are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.