The Kansas Department of Health and Environment documented 2,778 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths and 54 new hospitalizations for Monday, August 23.


Overall, Kansas has seen 358,843 COVID-19 cases, 12,471 hospitalizations, 5,498 deaths and 17 MIS-C cases. Cowley County has seen 4,509 COVID-19 cases and 50 hospitalizations overall.


As of August 1, 2021, in accordance with an 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, 2,698,862 doses have been administered statewide. This includes 1,497,005 people vaccinated with one dose and 1,201,858 second doses. Therefor, 51.4% of Kansans are fully vaccinated with one dose and 44.5% of Kansans have completed the series.


A total of 3,284,290 doses have been distributed statewide. Including 2,119,370 by the State and 1,164,920 by the Federal Pharmacy Program.


See Kansas Vaccine Data by clicking here.