Kansas records nearly 5,200 more COVID-19 cases, 107 deaths

Titus Wu
Topeka Capital-Journal
Keenan Thompson, emergency department medical director at the University of Kansas Health Systems St. Francis campus, puts on his face mask as the final part of his personal protective equipment Friday afternoon.

Between Friday and Monday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 5,180 new COVID-19 cases and 107 new deaths.

There were also 94 new hospitalizations.

In total, the state has seen 247,502 cases and more than 3,200 deaths.

The daily count of new cases has been on a slow downward trend since it peaked sometime mid-November. But a post-holiday spike in cases could still come this week.

The new data for Monday was down 324 cases and 14 deaths from Friday's report.

The number of tests conducted by the state saw a small dip in December, partially because of the holiday season. So far this month, 40,436 tests have been conducted, with 12.7% testing positive.

Some of the biggest COVID-19 case clusters being reported include the El Dorado Correction Facility in Butler County and Rossville Health Care and Rehab in Shawnee County.