The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Lawrence has started to reflect the recent record-breaking numbers of new cases.
Douglas County officials have implemented an emergency mask mandate to curb the spread of COVID-19 as case numbers have reached record highs in the past week.
The City of Lawrence is once again putting in place more strict measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Testing in Kansas confirmed more than 10,000 cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and 25 cases of the Omicron mutation, and public health reports showed more than 1,000 hospitalizations and 250 fatalities linked to the virus so far this month.
The extended COVID-19 pandemic is driving young health care workers away from the medical field and compelling experienced doctors and nurses to retire. Omicron is a reminder that it’s far from over.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has opened a COVID-19 unit because of its recent uptick in COVID inpatients, the hospital said in a community update Thursday afternoon.
Effective Monday, the Lawrence school district will follow new COVID-19 guidelines that will allow symptom-free students and staff to test out of quarantine.
Booster shots soon will begin rolling out to some Americans who received the two-shot vaccine made by Pfizer — after a contentious and confusing federal approval process that isn’t over yet.
In light of data showing Indigenous people are more likely to contract COVID-19, tribal health leaders are working toward further successes in vaccinating Native populations.
This summer, the delta variant of COVID-19 filled Kansas hospital beds at a dizzying speed. A month ago, the numbers plateaued, then started a gradual downward slope.
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