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JCCHS reports 6,592 total COVID-19 cases

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JOHNSON COUNTY — Johnson County Community Health Services has released information in relation to the age and location of the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Johnson County as of Friday, Sept. 17.

According to the local COVID-19 dashboard, the county's death count is currently at 67.

JCCHS states that of the 6,592 confirmed positive cases in the county, 6,358 cases are considered recovered while 234 are still active. The case count is an increase of 224 cases since Friday, Sept. 10. 

One hundred and forty-nine cases have been considered recovered since Sept. 10. To be considered recovered, the Johnson County Task Force states a person who has tested positive must be seven days post-onset of symptoms and 72 hours fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication.

JCCHS stated the total number of administered tests as of Sept. 17 were 57,895 PCR tests and 47,812 antigen tests.

The seven-day positivity rate for the county is 13.6% for PCR tests. 

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard states 26.4% of Johnson County is fully vaccinated, 16,204 residents have received their first dose and 14,273 residents have completed their vaccine.

Of the 6,592 total cases reported by JCCHS, 3,799 came from Warrensburg for a total of 57.6% of the total cases. Of the positive cases, 3,072 were PCR tests and 727 were antigen tests.

JCCHS states that 3,697, 97.3%, of the cases reported in Warrensburg were recovered while 102 were still active.

Of the remaining cases in the county, JCCHS states there were:

  • 880 total cases (13.3% of cases in the county; 707 positives from PCR tests and 173 positives from antigen tests) reported in communities in the county with a population of 2,500 people or less, 835 were recovered (94.9% in that category) while 45 were still active;
  • 732 total cases (11.1% of cases in the county; 600 positives from PCR tests and 132 positives from antigen tests) reported in Knob Noster, 708 were recovered (96.7% of cases in Knob Noster) while 24 were still active;
  • 792 total cases (12% of cases in the county; 556 positives from PCR tests and 236 positives from antigen tests) reported in Holden, 740 were recovered (93.4% of cases in Holden) while 52 were still active; 
  • 389 total cases (5.9% of cases in the county; 309 positives from PCR tests and 80 positives from antigen tests) reported in Kingsville, 378 were recovered (97.2% of cases in Kingsville) while 11 were still active.

JCCHS also broke down the number of cases by age group.

As of Sept. 17, of the 6,592 cases in the county, 1,158 of those cases had been reported from those ages 20 to 24. The age group with the second most reported cases was the age group of 10 to 19 with 952 cases.

Case numbers for all age groups include:

  • 254 from the age group of 0 to 9;
  • 952 from the age group of 10 to 19;
  • 1,158 from the age group of 20 to 24;
  • 538 from the age group of 25 to 29;
  • 461 from the age group of 30 to 34;
  • 472 from the age group of 35 to 39;
  • 449 from the age group of 40 to 44;
  • 367 from the age group of 45 to 49; 
  • 385 from the age group of 50 to 54;
  • 402 from the age group of 55 to 59;
  • 321 from the age group of 60 to 64;
  • 241 from the age group of 65 to 69;
  • 174 from the age group of 70 to 74;
  • 153 from the age group of 75 to 79; and
  • 265 from the age group of 80 years of age and older.

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