HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The number of current active cases of COVID has jumped above 1,000 for the first time in over a year.
As of Thursday morning, the number of active cases stands at 1,016. The last time the active case count was that high was Dec. 3 of 2020 when the count was 1,130. The active case count has increased by 774 cases since Jan. 3.
The total number of cases for the county since the pandemic began increased by 1,331 since Jan. 3 to 14,448.
Eighteen county residents are hospitalized at this time and the death toll now stands at 193.
The vaccination rate did climb over the past couple of days to 52.9% or 33,083 county residents.