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More COVID-19 vaccine coming to Golden Belt
Larned State Hospital remains on cluster list
350 1st doses 2-22-21

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 10.4% of Kansans have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday. So far, 418,653 total doses have been administered, including 303,677 first doses.

The state also revised the number of doses Barton County will receive this week to 500. Previously, the KDHE website showed 400 doses. The new numbers also showed Ellsworth County will receive 400 doses, Pawnee County will receive 300, Rice and Stafford counties will each receive 200, while Rush and Russell counties will each receive 100.

Earlier in the week, Barton County officials reported they had not received a Tuesday shipment as anticipated due to the extreme cold weather.

Cluster report

In other news, Larned State Hospital was again listed as a cluster location for COVID-19 in the last two weeks, but the list was down to 13 locations and with no other locations in the Golden Belt listed. Every Wednesday, KDHE publishes the names of locations that have five or more COVID-19 cases with symptom onset dates in the last 14 days. For Larned State Hospital, there were eight cases and the last onset date was Feb. 9.

The location with the most cases in the last 14 days was Topeka Correctional Facility, with 118 cases, followed by Winfield Correctional Facility, with 76.

Other Kansas numbers

To date, there have been 288,717 COVID-19 cases in Kansas, resulting in 9,002 hospitalizations and 4,521 statewide deaths as of Wednesday. There were 1,267 new cases, 115 new deaths and 79 new hospitalizations reported since Monday, Feb. 15.

The state’s total confirmed and probable cases for area counties on Wednesday, followed by the number of deaths in each county to date, follows:

• Barton 2,553 total cases (+8 since Monday); 47 deaths

• Ellsworth 1,202; 21

• Pawnee 1,130; 14

• Rice 1,038 (+7); 10

• Rush 423 (-1); 12

• Russell 828 (+5); 27 (+1)

• Stafford 330 (+1); 9