COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 59 | News, Sports, Jobs – Lawrence Journal-World

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Vehicles line up for coronavirus testing at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Douglas County reported 59 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, local officials said, an increase of one since Thursday.

In Douglas County, 52 out of the 59 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. Out of the 59 cases, one is probable, meaning the person has symptoms of COVID-19 and came into contact with someone with a positive case but has not yet been tested.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 2,138 Douglas County residents have been tested for the disease so far. The county’s testing rate per 1,000 people was 17.49.

No patients at Lawrence’s hospital had COVID-19 on Friday, according to a release from LMH Health.


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