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COVID-19 Case Total Update for July 28

COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 Update

As of Noon, Wednesday, July 28, Russell County has had 888 total positive cases of COVID-19 since tracking began, an increase of six since July 21, according to the Russell County Health Department.

There are two additional cases, one from December of 2020 and one that tested out of state earlier this month, that the Health Department was just notified about. That case is no longer in isolation. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment shows that Russell County has had a total of 890 positive cases. The Russell County Health Department has called KDHE about the two additional cases to see if they are Russell County residents or live outside of the county.

The current active and in isolation case count is eight with 855 recovered cases, 62 hospitalizations with one currently, 23 deaths and three in quarantine.

The cumulative positivity rate for last week was 20.5 percent. The cumulative positivity rate for this week is 17.6 percent. And the cumulative positivity rate for July is 13.8 percent.

Although vaccination is not 100 percent, it is the best option against COVID, including the variants according to the Russell County Health Department. Pfizer and Moderna continue to have 95 percent and 94 percent efficacy respectively where Johnson & Johnson is 66 percent effective. All three vaccines are extremely effective in preventing severe symptoms.

Call the Health Department at 785-483-6433 to schedule an appointment for vaccination. Pfizer is now approved for children 12 and older. The Health Department can provide Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

(Information courtesy RCHD.)