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State reduces COVID-19 death count by 8
Vaccine clinic returns to Brit Spaugh Park

Barton County will conduct a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 12, at Brit Spaugh Park. Vehicles should enter the park on Williams Street.

The county has received Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for individuals who received their first dose on or before March 21, and for individuals who would like to receive their first dose. The Johnson and Johnson version of the vaccine, which is administered in one dose, will also be available.

Kansas is now in Phase 5 of the statewide vaccination effort, meaning vaccine is available to anyone 16 years of age or older. However, the Pfizer-brand COVID-19 vaccine is the only vaccine approved for people ages 16 and older. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson have been approved for people 18 years of age or older.

It is not required, however, to expedite their vaccination, eligible persons may visit to download and complete the vaccine consent form found under the COVID 19 tab.

As of Monday, 995,616 Kansans – 34.2% of the total population - have been vaccinated with one dose and 569,232 people have received a second dose.

To date, there have been 304,719 COVID-19 cases in Kansas, resulting in 9,872 hospitalizations and 4,930 statewide deaths as of Monday. There were 483 new cases, no new deaths and 20 new hospitalizations reported since Friday. In fact, the total death count was reduced by 8 on Monday, but the number of deaths in area counties was unchanged.

The state showed one new confirmed or probable case each for Barton, Pawnee  and Russell counties.

• Barton 2,596

• Ellsworth 1,216

• Pawnee 1,147

• Rush 431

• Russell 855

• Stafford 338