Local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, July 31

Here are the local COVID-19 numbers for Friday, July 31, 2020:

Kansas, with a total population of more than 2.9 million people, has recorded nearly 28,000 positive cases of the coronavirus, up 3.5% (more than 900 cases) since Wednesday.

27% of the state's positive cases (down 1% from Wednesday), and 67% of the deaths (down 1% from Wednesday), have come from more than 300 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." .. more than 100 of those clusters have occurred in private businesses. Among all the reported clusters, 141 remain active (three more since Wednesday).

12% of Kansas COVID-19 cases have come from meatpacking plants.

10% of all Kansas residents have been tested. 

Among those tested in the state, 90.5% have tested negative for the coronavirus, and 9.5% positive; the percentage of positive tests has gone up slightly since Wednesday.

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

There have been more than 1,700 hospitalizations for COVID-19 in Kansas, up another 3% (51 patients) from Wednesday.

The state reports nine additional deaths from the virus since Wednesday (up 2.6%, a lower rate from mid-week); there have been 358 deaths in the state. Among the positive cases in Kansas, 1.3% have resulted in death; that percentage remains steady. The median age for COVID-19 fatalities in Kansas is at 78 years of age.

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

Sedgwick County has recorded nearly 4,100 positive cases, adding 110 new cases from the day before (up 2.8%). There have been 39 COVID-19 deaths in Sedgwick County; that number remained steady from the day before. Among the cases in Sedgwick County, fewer than 1% have resulted in death.

More than 10% of Sedgwick County residents have been tested for COVID-19.

18% of the state's positive cases have been recorded in Sedgwick County and its surrounding counties; that number has gone up another 1% from Wednesday.

The highest number of new daily cases (150) was recorded in Sedgwick County three weeks ago today.

The peak for the rolling 14-day average of the positive percentage of all tests in Sedgwick County came 
eight days ago, at 13.8% -- 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 six days following the peak, the percentage declined, before going back up on Thursday.

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

Sedgwick County now has 63 total patients hospitalized who are COVID-19 positive, five more than a week ago.

The age range with the highest percentage of hospitalizations in Kansas (20%) 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 42% 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, 4% of cases require hospitalization.

Among COVID-19 cases in Kansas, nearly 500 patients (1.8%) have required placement in the ICU, and 174 (0.6%) required mechanical ventilation; those numbers are both remaining steady.

Among COVID-19 hospitalizations in Kansas, 28% requre placement in the ICU, and 10% require a ventilator; those numbers have remained steady.