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JCCHS updates demographic information of 5,742 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. 13.

According to the local COVID-19 dashboard, the county's death count is currently at 61.

JCCHS states that of the 5,742 confirmed positive cases in the county, 5,522 cases are considered recovered while 220 are still active.

The case count is an increase of 180 cases since Friday, Aug. 6. One hundred and eighty-two have been considered recovered since Aug. 6.

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. 13 were 52,387 PCR tests and 42,024 Antigen tests.

The seven-day positivity rate for the county is 15.6% for PCR tests. The rate is 8.7% for all tests, including Antigen tests.

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard states 23.4% of Johnson County is fully vaccinated, 14,808 residents have received their first dose and 12,624 residents have completed their vaccine.

Of the 5,742 total cases reported by JCCHS, 3,415 came from Warrensburg for a total of 59.5% of the total cases. Of the positive cases, 2,801 were PCR tests and 614 were Antigen tests.

JCCHS states that 3,288, 96.3%, of the cases reported in Warrensburg were recovered while 127 were still active.

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

  • 748 total cases (13% of cases in the county; 612 positives from PCR tests and 136 positives from Antigen tests) reported in communities in the county with a population of 2,500 people or less, 713 were recovered (95.3% in that category) while 35 were still active;
  • 596 total cases (10.4% of cases in the county; 508 positives from PCR tests and 88 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Knob Noster, 573 were recovered (96.1% of cases in Knob Noster) while 23 were still active;
  • 650 total cases (11.3% of cases in the county; 458 positives from PCR tests and 192 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Holden, 631 were recovered (97.1% of cases in Holden) while 19 were still active; 
  • 333 total cases (5.8% of cases in the county; 263 positives from PCR tests and 70 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Kingsville, 317 were recovered (95.2% of cases in Kingsville) while 16 were still active.

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

As of Aug. 13, of the 5,742 cases in the county, 1,057 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 770 cases.

Case numbers for all age groups include:

  • 184 from the age group of 0 to 9;
  • 770 from the age group of 10 to 19;
  • 1,057 from the age group of 20 to 24;
  • 487 from the age group of 25 to 29;
  • 406 from the age group of 30 to 34;
  • 403 from the age group of 35 to 39;
  • 388 from the age group of 40 to 44;
  • 326 from the age group of 45 to 49; 
  • 335 from the age group of 50 to 54;
  • 351 from the age group of 55 to 59;
  • 278 from the age group of 60 to 64;
  • 218 from the age group of 65 to 69;
  • 162 from the age group of 70 to 74;
  • 137 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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