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Slightly more than 5% of Kansans vaccinated
Barton County receiving 300 doses a week
350 1st doses 2-22-21

Kansas WebIZ reports 177,350 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Kansas as of noon on Wednesday. This includes first and second doses; 5.1% of Kansans have been vaccinated.

Barton County received 300 doses of vaccine this week and conducted another drive-through vaccination clinic on Wednesday. Area counties - Ellsworth, Pawnee, Rice, Rush, Russell and Stafford – each received 100 doses.

COVID statewide

There were no COVID-19 clusters in Barton County or its surrounding counties in this week’s report from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 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.

KDHE reports there have been 272,517 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 8,268 hospitalizations and 3,728 statewide deaths as of 9 a.m. Wednesday. There were 3,262 new cases, 96 new deaths and 151 new hospitalizations reported since Monday, Jan. 25.

The total number of COVID-19 cases for area counties, and the number of deaths to date:

• Barton 2,492 (+11 from Monday); 40

• Ellsworth 1,157 (+3); 18

• Pawnee 1,107 (+9); 10

• Rice 975 (+5); 5

• Rush 416 (+2); 10

• Russell 796 (+2); 21

• Stafford 317 (+2); 8

There have been no new deaths in these counties since Friday, Jan. 22.

Barton County has had 83 hospitalizations, resulting in 19 intensive care unit admissions and seven uses of mechanical ventilation; 58 patients have been discharged. Data only includes cases with available discharge information reported to KDHE.

Pawnee County has had 40 hospitalizations, with nine ICU admissions and no mechanical ventilation; 25 discharged patients have been reported.

Great Bend USD 428

There have been no new reports of positive cases in Great Bend USD 428 since Jan. 21.