The Kansas Department of Health and Environment documented 3,478 new COVID-19 cases, 37 new deaths and 101 new hospitalizations for Wednesday, August 25.


Overall, Kansas has seen 362,321 COVID-19 cases, 12,572 hospitalizations, 5,535 deaths and 18 MIS-C cases. Cowley County has seen 4,554 COVID-19 cases and 51 hospitalizations overall. This includes 45 new cases locally since Monday.


As of August 1, 2021, in accordance with anΒ updated CDC/CSTE surveillance case definition, a confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive by molecular detection (e.g., PCR, NAA) or identification of SARS-CoV-2 through genetic sequencing. A probable case is defined as a person with: a) presumptive lab evidence (antigen) or b) no lab testing but meeting clinical case criteria and is epi-linked.


A person will be counted as a new surveillance case (e.g. reinfection) if they test positive for SARS-CoV-2 by a diagnostic test (i.e., molecular, antigen) and it has been greater than 90 days since the previous positive diagnostic test. In addition, a person with sequencing results identifying different SARS-CoV-2 lineages regardless of the time since the previous specimen sequenced will be counted as a new surveillance case.


As for the vaccine, 2,712,991 doses have been administered statewide. This includes 1,503,612 people vaccinated with one dose and 1,209,380 second doses. Therefor, 51.6% of Kansans are fully vaccinated with one dose and 44.8% of Kansans have completed the series.


A total of 3,293,130 doses have been distributed statewide. Including 2,121,370 by the State and 1,171,760 by the Federal Pharmacy Program.


See Kansas Vaccine Data by clicking here.