As of January 22, 2021, there have been 3249 positive cases of COVID-19 in Cowley County. To date, there have been 59 confirmed deaths as a result of the illness. The county has tested 11,539 people for the virus.

In the past 10 days, there have been 647 tests performed in the county, with 70 active positive cases. That is the lowest number of positive active cases we’ve had in the county since October 27, 2020.

With the announcement of the transition to Phase 2 of the Kansas Vaccination Plan, demand is growing by the day. We are still receiving limited supplies of vaccine but are working diligently to vaccinate as many of those in the phase 2 as possible. We have begun contacting and scheduling those folks over 65 who are on the waiting list we’ve been compiling since December. ‘We would love to vaccinate large numbers of folks in Cowley County in a relatively short time frame but are constrained currently by very short supplies of vaccine”, stated Tom Langer, Cowley County Public Health Officer. “But we have begun gearing up for the hopeful eventuality of larger vaccine supplies and vaccination capacity. When it is finally happens, we’ll be ready”.