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JCCHS updates demographic information of 5,894 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. 20.

According to the local COVID-19 dashboard, the county's death count is currently at 62.

JCCHS states that of the 5,894 confirmed positive cases in the county, 5,707 cases are considered recovered while 220 are still active.

The case count is an increase of 152 cases since Friday, Aug. 13. One hundred and eighty-five have been considered recovered since Aug. 13.

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. 20 were 53,416 PCR tests and 42,728 Antigen tests.

The seven-day positivity rate for the county is 15.2% for PCR tests. The rate is 10.2% for all tests, including Antigen tests.

The state’s COVID-19 dashboard states 24% of Johnson County is fully vaccinated, 15,153 residents have received their first dose and 12,968 residents have completed their vaccine.

Of the 5,894 total cases reported by JCCHS, 3,491 came from Warrensburg for a total of 59.2% of the total cases. Of the positive cases, 2,862 were PCR tests and 629 were Antigen tests.

JCCHS states that 3,391, 97.1%, of the cases reported in Warrensburg were recovered while 100 were still active.

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

  • 768 total cases (13% of cases in the county; 628 positives from PCR tests and 140 positives from Antigen tests) reported in communities in the county with a population of 2,500 people or less, 744 were recovered (96.9% in that category) while 24 were still active;
  • 616 total cases (10.5% of cases in the county; 522 positives from PCR tests and 94 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Knob Noster, 594 were recovered (96.4% of cases in Knob Noster) while 22 were still active;
  • 673 total cases (11.4% of cases in the county; 478 positives from PCR tests and 195 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Holden, 644 were recovered (95.7% of cases in Holden) while 29 were still active; 
  • 346 total cases (5.9% of cases in the county; 273 positives from PCR tests and 73 positives from Antigen tests) reported in Kingsville, 334 were recovered (96.5% of cases in Kingsville) while 12 were still active.

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

As of Aug. 20, of the 5,894 cases in the county, 1,072 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 787 cases.

Case numbers for all age groups include:

  • 193 from the age group of 0 to 9;
  • 787 from the age group of 10 to 19;
  • 1,072 from the age group of 20 to 24;
  • 500 from the age group of 25 to 29;
  • 416 from the age group of 30 to 34;
  • 418 from the age group of 35 to 39;
  • 400 from the age group of 40 to 44;
  • 340 from the age group of 45 to 49; 
  • 348 from the age group of 50 to 54;
  • 367 from the age group of 55 to 59;
  • 285 from the age group of 60 to 64;
  • 223 from the age group of 65 to 69;
  • 165 from the age group of 70 to 74;
  • 140 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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