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KDHE: 45% of eligible Barton County residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports that, as of 9 a.m. Monday, there have been 424,802 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 14,444 hospitalizations and 6,170 statewide deaths during the course of the pandemic. There were 1,520 new cases, 34 new hospitalizations and five new deaths reported since Friday, Oct. 15.

Area cases

Here are the total area cases as of 9 a.m. Monday, and the change from last Wednesday, Oct. 13:

• Barton 3,791 (+49 since Oct. 13)

• Ellsworth 1,367 (+9)

• Pawnee 1,441 (+18)

• Rice 1,432 (+13)

• Rush 500 (+5)

• Russell 1,077 (+13)

• Stafford 564 (+9)

Area death totals

On Friday, there was one new area death related to COVID-19 reported, in Stafford County. There were no new area deaths reported Monday. Here are the death totals for area counties as of 9 a.m. Monday:

• Barton 56 

• Ellsworth 28

• Pawnee 15

• Rice 15  

• Rush 15

• Russell 33 

• Stafford 16

Area rankings

Kansas County COVID Rankings are updated three times a week to help county commissioners and local leaders stop the spread of COVID-19 in their communities.

Counties are ranked on three COVID measures:

• Vaccination rate - The percentage of eligible population (age 12+) that is fully vaccinated, defined as people who have received the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series or one dose of the single-shot J&J/Janssen vaccine.

• Average number of COVID cases - Seven-day average daily cases per 100,000 people.

• Average number of COVID test given - Seven-day average daily tests per 100,000 people.

These three rankings are combined for an overall ranking for each county, from 1 to 105. In each case, the lowest-risk county has the No. 1 ranking and the highest-risk county has the No. 105 ranking.

Barton County ranked 82 overall on Monday, 83rd in vaccinations (45%), 85th in daily average cases per 100,000 (62), and 31st in daily average tests per 100,000 (584).

Pawnee County ranked 47 overall, 29th in vaccinations (53%), 100th in cases (99), and 19th in tests (665).