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Golden Belt sees “substantial” COVID-19 case rate
Pawnee County has high rate; free at-home tests available
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Here are the latest COVID-19 numbers reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

There have been 801,946 COVID-19 cases from 105 counties with 8,945 deaths reported statewide as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 22. There were 4,164 new cases and two new deaths reported since Wednesday, June 15.

The totals to date for area counties, with any change from the previous week, are:

• Barton 6,610 (+15)

• Ellsworth 2,031

• Pawnee 2,208 (+27)

• Rice, 2,655 (+9)

• Rush 818 (+1)

• Russell 1,899 (+3)

• Stafford 1,170 (+2)

The KDHE also reports the Weekly Cumulative Incidence Rate, starting June 11 and ending June 17. The most recent five days are not included in this report as the data is expected to be incomplete. This report also divides the number of new COVID-19 cases with a symptom onset date in the week by the population in the county and multiplied by 100,000.

Here are the numbers of new cases for the period and the transmission rankings for area counties:

• Barton, 21, substantial (50-99 cases per 100,000 people)

• Ellsworth, 6, substantial

• Pawnee, 15, high (100 or more cases per 100,000)

• Rice, 8, substantial

• Rush, 2, substantial

• Russell, 6, substantial

• Stafford, 3, substantial

Free COVID-19 tests

KDHE is partnered with The Rockefeller Foundation’s public charity, RF Catalytic Capital, and Project Access to Covid Tests (Project ACT) to offer free, rapid at-home COVID-19 tests directly to Kansans in vulnerable communities. Visit the website and enter your zip code. That will lead you to a link to request free test kits.

Kansans who need more assistance in ordering may call 866-534-3463