Douglas County crosses threshold of 100 COVID-19 deaths after state verification

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Douglas County has hit a grim milestone of 100 deaths from COVID-19, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health’s Monday update.

The most recent death reported to LDCPH was on Sept. 28, bringing the total to 97 as of Friday. However, three additional deaths were “identified as part of quality assurance checks and KDHE verification,” according to the latest update.


In Kansas, 6,071 people have died of COVID-19 statewide, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Their ages ranged from 0 to 107 with a median of 79. Across the United States, there have been more than 701,000 deaths.

Overall, Douglas County’s rolling averages of new case counts have been dropping fairly steadily since Sept. 15.

The update for Monday showed 51 new cases reported to LDCPH since Friday, with a 14-day rolling average of 24.93 new cases each day — down from the recent peak of 42.14. The last time the number was that low for Douglas County was in early August.

In total, the county has recorded nearly 12,000 COVID-19 cases — 11,959 as of Monday.

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