Apr 16, 2021 10:25 AM

County schools remain in green, though PTR is back above 10%

Posted Apr 16, 2021 10:25 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County schools remain in the green for next week, even though the case count and positive test rate numbers are beginning to increase again.

According to the county's dashboard, the 14-day positive test rate is up to 11.1% as of April 12, with 45 new cases in the past 14 days.

The case count numbers are up as well, with 41 active cases as of Thursday. 7,805 people have had the virus, with 7,627 recoveries.

The Reno County vaccination numbers have been updated for the week, as well. As of Wednesday, 20,375 Reno County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That's 32.63% of residents.

The county has had 137 deaths attributed to the virus, but just one of those has occurred in the last 30 days. Just two people are in the hospital.

The last of the major second-shot clinics at the Sports Arena for those who received their first vaccination in mid-March is Friday.