Harvey County saw an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past week.
There were 120 new recorded COVID-19 cases, and the county currently has 112 active cases. That’s up 36 cases from last week.
Hospitalizations increased from one to four. The percent positive rate of those taking COVID-19 tests also increased over last week by 2.7 percent up to 9.5 percent.
Seventy-two percent of cases occurred in those who had not been fully vaccinated. One in four cases involved those 19 years old or younger.
On the vaccination front, rates are continuing to rise at a faster pace than in prior months, due to eligibility opening up to those ages 5 through 12.
Overall, around 262 county residents got their first shot this week, and 58.6 percent of the total population has now received a vaccine shot. That outpaces the Kansas average of 55.9 percent.
Of those eligible 5 and older, 62 percent have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.