Kansas 5th slowest state in U.S. on spread of COVID-19 cases
Kansas reported 1,469 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, down 3.6% in the previous week. Then, 1,524 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 were reported.
Kansas ranked 46th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week the United States added 442,676 reported cases of coronavirus, an increase of 16.2% from the week before. Across the country, 34 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Across Kansas, cases fell in 42 counties, with the best declines in Labette, Crawford and Cherokee counties.
Kansas ranked 28th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 29.1% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 28.2%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows.
In the week ending Sunday, Kansas reported administering another 177,045 vaccine doses, compared to 172,367 the week before that. In all, Kansas reported it has administered 1,249,912 doses.
Within Kansas, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Comanche, Harper and Greeley counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Johnson County, with 357 cases; Sedgwick County, with 193 cases; and Shawnee County, with 137. Weekly case counts rose in 38 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Ford, Shawnee and Neosho counties.
In Kansas, 50 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 20 people were reported dead.
A total of 302,988 people in Kansas have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 4,848 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 30,262,377 people have tested positive and 549,335 people have died.