Local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, August 21

Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, August 21, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded nearly 37,000 positive cases of the coronavirus, up 2.7% (more than 900 cases) from Wednesday.

25% of the state's positive cases, and 65% of the deaths (both down 1% from two weeks ago) have come from 453 clusters/outbreaks of COVID-19. A cluster is defined as "two or more non-household COVID-19 cases identified in a certain timeframe and place." Among all the reported clusters, 147 remain active (three fewer than two weeks ago.)

Fewer than 13% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 90% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 10% positive; the percentage of positive tests are up slightly during the past two weeks.

The state says fewer than 10% of cases have required hospitalization; that number has remained steady.

There have been more than 2,100 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up another 3% (69 patients) since Wednesday.

The state reports eight additional deaths from the virus since Wednesday (up 1.9%); there have been 419 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, 1.1% have resulted in death; that percentage has decreased slightly during the past two weeks. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas is at 79 years of age; that number has trended older during the past two weeks.

The state's highest one-day death total (10) last occurred four-and-a-half months ago, in early April.

Sedgwick County has recorded nearly 5,600 positive cases, more than 100 new cases from the day before (up 1.9%). There have been 47 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County, including three in the past two weeks. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, fewer than 1% have resulted in death.

13% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

The highest number of new daily cases (150) was recorded in Sedgwick County a month-and-a-half ago, on July 10.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came nearly a month ago, at 14% -- higher than it was back in mid-April at its previous peak. That percentage bottomed out below 1% in late May, but then for two months it climbed steadily. For the 25 days following the peak, the percentage has for the most part been in decline, now at 10.2% -- although it did tick up by a half-percent earlier this week.

Sedgwick County has more than 200 ICU beds available; they are currently 89% filled, with 32 of them (17%) occupied by COVID-19 patients.

Sedgwick County now has 63 total patients hospitalized who are COVID-19 positive, nine fewer than two weeks ago.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (19.5%) are those between the ages of 55-64.

The age range with the highest percentages of positive cases requiring hospitalization in Kansas are those 75-84, with 43% of those cases requiring hospitalization.

The age range with the most positive cases in Kansas (19%) are those between the ages of 25-34. In that age range, fewer than 4% of cases require hospitalization.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, nearly 600 patients (1.6%) have required placement in the ICU, and 203 (0.6%) required mechanical ventilation.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, 27% require placement in the ICU, and 9% require a ventilator; those numbers have decreased slightly from two weeks ago.