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20.5% of Kansans have received a COVID-19 vaccination
Coronavirus breaking news

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that 20.5% of Kansans have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with one dose. As of Wednesday morning, 596,162 people had been vaccinated with one dose and 298,283 had received a second dose.

Kansas has had a total of 298,904 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 9,558 hospitalizations and 4,837 deaths statewide. There were 686 new cases, two deaths (one in Barton County) and 39 hospitalizations between Monday and Wednesday.

Here are the confirmed or probable cases for area counties, followed by total deaths, since the beginning of the pandemic:

• Barton 2,583 cases (+5 since Monday), 47 deaths (+1)

• Ellsworth 1,213, 25

• Pawnee 1,143 (+1), 13

• Rice 1,060 (+2), 12

• Rush 428, 14

• Russell 850, 27

• Stafford 335 (+1), 9


Every Wednesday, KDHE lists cluster locations with five or more COVID-19 cases with symptom onset in the last 14 days. This week there were three: Vintage Park long-term care facility in Wamego, eight cases; Aerospace Systems and Components, Wichita, five cases; and AGCO Corporation, Hesston, 14 cases.