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JCCHS updates demographic information of 5,562 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, Aug. 6.

According to the local COVID-19 dashboard, the county's death count is currently at 60.

JCCHS states that of the 5,562 confirmed positive cases in the county, 5,340 cases are considered recovered while 222 are still active.

The case count is an increase of 199 cases since Friday, July 30. One hundred and thirty-one have been considered recovered since July 30.

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 Aug. 6 were 51,434 PCR tests and 30,755 Antigen tests.

The seven-day positivity rate for the county is 13.4% for PCR tests. The rate is 9.5% for all tests, including Antigen tests.

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard states 22.8% of Johnson County is fully vaccinated, 14,448 residents have received their first dose and 12,340 residents have completed their vaccine.

Of the 5,562 total cases reported by JCCHS, 3,307 came from Warrensburg for a total of 59.5% of the total cases. Of the positive cases, 2,730 were PCR tests and 577 were Antigen tests.

JCCHS states that 3,192, 96.5%, of the cases reported in Warrensburg were recovered while 115 were still active.

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

  • 720 total cases (12.9% of cases in the county; 590 positives from PCR tests and 130 positives from Antigen tests) reported in communities in the county with a population of 2,500 people or less, 697 were recovered (96.8% in that category) while 23 were still active;
  • 580 total cases (10.4% of cases in the county; 495 positives from PCR tests and 85 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Knob Noster, 555 were recovered (95.7% of cases in Knob Noster) while 25 were still active;
  • 633 total cases (11.4% of cases in the county; 445 positives from PCR tests and 188 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Holden, 600 were recovered (94.8% of cases in Holden) while 33 were still active; 
  • 322 total cases (5.8% of cases in the county; 252 positives from PCR tests and 70 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Kingsville, 296 were recovered (91.9% of cases in Kingsville) while 26 were still active.

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

As of Aug. 6, of the 5,562 cases in the county, 1,040 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 750 cases.

Case numbers for all age groups include:

  • 168 from the age group of 0 to 9;
  • 750 from the age group of 10 to 19;
  • 1,040 from the age group of 20 to 24;
  • 472 from the age group of 25 to 29;
  • 387 from the age group of 30 to 34;
  • 387 from the age group of 35 to 39;
  • 368 from the age group of 40 to 44;
  • 311 from the age group of 45 to 49; 
  • 326 from the age group of 50 to 54;
  • 334 from the age group of 55 to 59;
  • 274 from the age group of 60 to 64;
  • 214 from the age group of 65 to 69;
  • 156 from the age group of 70 to 74;
  • 135 from the age group of 75 to 79; and
  • 240 from the age group of 80 years of age and older.

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