Shawnee Co. COVID cases surge past 2,000 in weekly report

Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 8:45 AM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - COVID cases continue to rise in Shawnee Co. according to the weekly Community Indicator Report.

While maintaining an overall score of 21 for the second week in a row, weekly cases of COVID-19 in Shawnee Co. hit 2,020, an increase of 26% from the week before (1,492 cases).

Also seeing a steep incline was the positivity rate, which reached 25.7%, up from 19.9% from the previous week.

Data in the report is from the week of January 2 to January 9, 2022.

The county’s hospital stress index remains maxed out at 3.0. This measurement has remained unchanged since the beginning of December.

Read the full report here.

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