The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 252 active COVID-19 clusters across the state as of Wednesday, Feb. 10 – a drop of 20 active clusters from the previous week. The list of COVID-19 exposure locations with symptom onset in the last 14 days also appeared to be getting smaller, with 23 locations this week. However, Sterling College, Larned State Hospital and Sandstone Heights Nursing Home in Little River were all identified as COVID-19 cluster sites on Wednesday.
Each week, KDHE releases the names of locations that have five or more cases with symptom onset in the last 14 days. Sterling College had six cases, with the last onset date on Feb. 3. Larned State Hospital had five, with the latest on Feb. 5. Sandstone Heights, which was also listed last week, had five, with the latest on Feb. 3.
More Kansans vaccinated
As of Wednesday, 8.5% of Kansans have been vaccinated. There have been 248,977 people who received the first dose and an additional 82,045 people have received the second done.
Barton County received 400 doses for the week of Feb. 8. Ellsworth County received 300; Pawnee received 500, Rice received 200, and Rush, Russell and Stafford counties each received 100 doses.
As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 284,894 COVID-19 cases in Kansas, resulting in 8,840 hospitalizations and 4,303 statewide deaths.
Here are the total positive and probable cases for counties in the Golden Belt, followed by total deaths:
• Barton 2,541 cases (+5 from Monday), 46 deaths (+1)
• Ellsworth 1,199 (+5), 20 (+0)
• Pawnee 1,128 (+3), 13 (+0)
• Rice 1,026 (+2), 10 (+3)
• Rush 423 (+0), 11 (+0)
• Russell 821 (+5), 25 (+1)
• Stafford 328 (+1), 9 (+0)