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Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola

JCDHE Director provides COVID-19 update

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the briefing include:

  • The number of cases per week increased significantly last week. We had 740 new infections last week, an 18% increase from the previous week.
  • This translates to an average of 106 new infections per day, up from 90 new infections per day in the preceding two weeks.
  • This puts us in the Red Zone, per White House criteria.
  • The state of Kansas was recently categorized by the White House to be in the Red Zone. 
  • The positivity rate is climbing. This is typically consistent with increasing spread in the community.
  • We need to continue work to decrease transmission as we prepare to reopen schools.
     

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