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Coronavirus cases trend up in Shawnee Co.

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 8:25 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Shawnee County Health Department is reporting weekly new coronavirus cases are slowly trending up.

Health officials released the latest COVID-19 Community Indicator Report for the week of November 7-13. The overall index score jumped three points to 15.

The report indicates weekly new cases and the percent of positive tests contributed to the increase.

There were 382 new coronavirus cases last week, the prior week 292 were reported. This change also caused the trend in incidence measure to move into the “high” zone at 30.8%.

The percent of positive tests jumped from 6.1% to 7.8%.

Hospital stress saw a slight increase but remains high at 2.8 out of 3.

Shawnee County is now just two points shy of moving out of the “substantial” zone into the “high” category.

You can read the full report here.

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