Earlier this week, the Hamilton County Health Department released an infograph of COVID-19 cases in our county. However the graph’s statistics can be somewhat confusing and a lot of the information is from the spring of 2020.
I spoke with the Health Department to get a more updated count.
According to the Hamilton County Health Department, since the beginning of August 2021, we have 20 new positive cases of Covid-19 in Hamilton County. There have been three hospitalizations out of the 20.
As of Wednesday morning, we have nine active cases. As in, they are still in quarantine.
The Health Department put out an overall Covid-19 case data sheet which has all cases they have documented from the KDHE. Confirmed cases are positive PCR tests and Probable are positive antigen tests.
Confirmed cases since March 2020 is 157 and Probable is 61. Overall hospitalized throughout is 20 and one death. There have been 107 males and 11 females.
Categorized in age groups, overall, there have been 5 children age 0-9, 14 in the 10-17 year olds, 29 in the 18-24 group, 49 who are 25-34 years of age, 26 in the 35-44 age range, 22 in the 45-54 age group, 29 in the 55-64 category, 16 in the 65-74 range, 26 in the 75-84 years age group and 12 who are 85 and older.
There is no way to know how many people are testing because they do not test in Hamilton County only. They can test anywhere.
If anyone has questions, please call the Hamilton County Health Department at 620-384-7875.
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