Mar 26, 2021 10:50 AM

Positive test rate number down, schools still in the green

Posted Mar 26, 2021 10:50 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The positive test rate number for Reno County continues to improve.

According to information on the Reno County dashboard Thursday, the 14-day positive test rate as of March 21 was down to just 2.5%, with a 14-day new case total of just 16, so schools will remain in the green for the coming week. The last time we saw comparable numbers was last June.

There are 53 active cases in Reno County as of Thursday. 139 people have had their deaths classified as COVID-related. Just two of those deaths have occurred in the last 30 days.

Out of 7,741 total cases since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 7,549 recoveries. There are 8 clusters still being monitored. None of the cluster types have documented cases currently visible on the dashboard.

Three Reno County residents are in the hospital with COVID-19. There have been 368 hospitalizations total and 103 ICU admissions.

Drive-thru testing is currently available at the Kansas Cosmosphere at 1100 N Plum in Hutchinson.

The site is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. To make an appointment, please visit