Douglas County reported 8,653 new cases of COVID-19

Lawrence, KS – According to the report, 2 local residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county to 78.

There have been 37 deaths in the 85-plus age range, 22 deaths in the 75 to 84 age range, 13 deaths in the 65 to 74 age range, five deaths in the 55 to 64 age range and one death in the 45 to 54 age range.

In Douglas County, 8,329 out of the 8,653 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 324 cases are active.

The county has averaged about 10 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 10.43 new cases is the lowest average the county has seen since mid-August.