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JCCHS updates demographic information of 3,888 total COVID-19 cases reported

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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, Jan. 8.

According to the local COVID-19 dashboard, the county's death count is currently at 31.

JCCHS states that of the 3,888 confirmed positive cases in the county, 3,447 cases are considered recovered while 410 are still active.

The case count is an increase of 210 cases since Thursday, Dec. 31. One hundred and thirty-eight cases have been considered recovered since Dec. 31.

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 states the total number of tests given is 34,273 and the PCR seven-day positivity rate is 10.94%.

Of the 3,888 total cases reported by JCCHS, 2,405 came from Warrensburg for a total of 61.9% of the total cases. Of the positive cases, 2,170 were PCR tests and 235 were Antigen tests.

JCCHS states that 2,180, 90.6%, of the cases reported in Warrensburg were recovered while 225 were still active.

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

  • 493 total cases (12.7% of cases in the county; 447 positives from PCR tests and 46 positives from Antigen tests) reported in communities in the county with a population of 2,500 people or less, 424 were recovered (86% in that category) while 69 were still active;
  • 425 total cases (10.9% of cases in the county; 390 positives from PCR tests and 35 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Knob Noster, 373 were recovered (87.8% of cases in Knob Noster) while 52 were still active;
  • 383 total cases (9.9% of cases in the county; 288 positives from PCR tests and 95 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Holden, 317 were recovered (82.8% of cases in Holden) while 66 were still active; 
  • 182 total cases (4.7% of cases in the county; 158 positives from PCR tests and 24 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Kingsville, 153 were recovered (84.1% of cases in Kingsville) while 29 were still active.

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

As of Jan. 8, of the 3,888 cases in the county, 758 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 566 cases.

Case numbers for all age groups include:

  • 93 from the age group of 0 to 9;
  • 566 from the age group of 10 to 19;
  • 758 from the age group of 20 to 24;
  • 306 from the age group of 25 to 29;
  • 244 from the age group of 30 to 34;
  • 256 from the age group of 35 to 39;
  • 230 from the age group of 40 to 44;
  • 226 from the age group of 45 to 49; 
  • 225 from the age group of 50 to 54;
  • 236 from the age group of 55 to 59;
  • 203 from the age group of 60 to 64;
  • 155 from the age group of 65 to 69;
  • 112 from the age group of 70 to 74;
  • 101 from the age group of 75 to 79; and
  • 177 from the age group of 80 years of age and older.

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