The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that as of Monday 895,716 Kansans – 30.7% of the total population – have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 478,201 have received a second dose.
Based on Census information that 76% of the state’s population is 18 years of age or older, this means 40% of the adults in Kansas have been vaccinated. This percentage may be somewhat high because the Pfizer version of the vaccine can be administered to anyone age 16 and above. Kansas is in Phase 5 for vaccine distribution, meaning anyone age 16+ is eligible for a vaccine.
For the week of April 4, 900 first doses will be distributed to Barton County; Rice County will receive 400; Ellsworth, Pawnee and Russell counties will each receive 200; and Rush and Stafford counties will each receive 100 first doses.
As of 9 a.m. Monday there have been 303,227 COVID-19 cases in Kansas, resulting in 9,785 hospitalizations and 4,927 statewide deaths. There were 354 new cases, zero new deaths and 32 new hospitalizations reported since Friday, April 2.
Here are the total confirmed or probable cases for area counties as of Monday, with the change from Friday, if any:
• Barton 2,595
• Ellsworth 1,216 (+1)
• Pawnee 1,145 (+1)
• Rice 1,066 (+1)
• Rush 431
• Russell 855 (+1)
• Stafford 337
Great Bend USD 428 updated its webpage on COVID-19 incidents this week, showing there have been no new cases since Feb. 22. There have been 171 total cases among the school district’s staff and students, and 171 have recovered. There are no active cases.