More than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases reported in Kansas, 33 in Sedgwick County

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Published: Jul. 7, 2021 at 4:58 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) - The number of COVID-19 cases in Kansas continues to slowly creep upwards.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, there are more than 1,000 new covid cases were reported between Friday and Wednesday. There 51 new hospitalizations were added and seven new deaths throughout the state. The percentage of tests coming back positive is currently sitting at 31%.

More than 1.2 million Kansans have at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine making up 44.6% of the state’s population. Over 32% of Kansans are fully vaccinated.

In Sedgwick County, 4.3% of the COVID-19 tests are coming back positive. That’s up roughly 1.5% over the last month.

There were also 33 new cases and no new deaths reported on Wednesday.

Hospitals in Sedgwick County are still listed in the good condition. The report was updated for the first time since June.

As of Wednesday, there 24 COVID-19 patients in Sedgwick County, the fewest at any given time since June 29, 2020.

Eight of the patients are in the ICU. Sedgwick County has 40 open ICU beds.

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