02-19-21 Pottawatomie County COVID-19 Community Update

 

State of Kansas

Pott. County

Total positive COVID-19 cases

290,832 (+2,115)

1,716 (+73) Per KDHE

1,728 (+15)  Per PT County Health Dept

25 Active (-4); 1,703 Recovered (+19) 

Total COVID-19 hospitalizations

9,072 (+69)

1 (no change) current per PT County Health Dept*

62 cumulative (+2), per KDHE

COVID-19 related deaths

4,614 (+93)

24 (+1) per PT County Health Department

Total Tests

1,238,423 (+9,125)

6,965 (+65) per KDHE

6,501 (+15) per PT County Health Dept

Updates are issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except for holidays).  Numbers in parentheses indicates the change since the last update. For a case summary, visit https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas  - 

COVID-19 Vaccination Notification sign-up – we are prioritizing those 65+:

Call 785-457-1432, or on-line at https://pottcounty.govbuilt.com/vaccinesignup. If you would like to confirm your name is on the list, please call the number above or e-mail pio@pottcounty.org. We are conducting COVID-19 clinics, prioritizing those that are 65 and older.  If you are on the list, we should get to you soon! 

 

If you signed up, but received your vaccine from another provider (not a Pottawatomie County Health Department affiliated clinic), such as a pharmacy, please contact us to ask that your name be removed from our list.  This allows us to ensure we do not reserve a vaccine for someone who has already received one.

Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday that her administration is implementing new steps to address data reporting issues intended to improve identifying the number of individuals vaccinated for COVID-19 in Kansas.

“We want Kansans to have confidence that we are vaccinating at-risk Kansans as quickly as possible, and despite data lags, health care providers are administering all doses of vaccine to those who need them most,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “To fix these issues, we are working with local health departments and providers to urgently address the problem. The new processes we are implementing will allow us to spend more time and energy on getting vaccines in Kansans’ arms.”

The Kelly administration is implementing three processes to address the vaccine administration “gap”:  

1) Introducing a new daily reporting snapshot for vaccine providers.

2) Improving existing reporting

3) Addressing underlying technical issues with a system-level solve..

Starting Monday providers will be required to report data daily on doses received, administered, in inventory and transferred. This information will give the Kansas Department of Health and Environment a clear view of where vaccines are being administered

All three actions aim to address the gap in administration data between what we see in state and local sources and progress providers are making vaccinating Kansans.

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