Updated: Dec 1, 2021
PLEASANTON – For the first time since the Linn County Health Department’s July 28 COVID-19 report, the number of active cases in the county has dropped below 50.
New statistics out Wednesday, Oct. 20, showed the number of active cases was 28, down from 79 the previous week. The number of new cases dropped as well, with 18 cases considered positive compared to 79 on Oct. 13.
While there were no deaths to report over the last week, the report showed that two county residents were in intensive-care units and on ventilators. The death toll attributable to COVID-19 is 23 since the pandemic began early last year.
While children 17 and younger comprised nearly half of the new cases over the past few weeks, this week’s report listed only six children, all of them 9 and younger. Adults from 18 to 64 had the most active cases at 20 cases, and adults 65 and older had two cases.
In what seems to be a trend in the county, women continued to lead in having the highest percentage of active cases. Women had 18 active case compared to 10 for men in the latest report.
Pleasanton had the most active cases with 10; followed by Mound City, six; and Centerville, five. Blue Mound, La Cygne and Parker had two active cases each, with Linn Valley reporting one and no cases from Prescott were reported.
The percentage of Linn County residents 12 and older who have received a complete vaccination series remains low at about 42 percent. The number of residents who have received at least one vaccination is about 46 percent.
Statewide, 50.4 percent, or more than 3.06 million, of all eligible residents have received at complete COVID-19 series, and 52.7 have received one dose.
Since the pandemic began in early 2020, there have been nearly 427,000 cases from 105 counties with nearly 6,200 deaths reported by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.