The Wyandotte County Unified Government Public Health Department announced today that more than 50% of people living in the county have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The data comes from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.“Reaching 50% of people vaccinated in Wyandotte County is an important milestone for our community,” said Juliann Van Liew, Director of the UGPHD. “Early in the pandemic, our vaccination numbers lagged sorely behind other parts of the state and the metro. But I’m happy to say we’ve made immense progress this year in bringing those numbers up.”The county is currently seeing 29 new COVID-19 cases a day, down from 100 in August. The area’s 18% positivity rate is also down from 40% in the same time frame. The county also announced today that it has loosened its guidance on social gatherings. On August 25, the county issued guidance on social gatherings in light of the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, including limiting the number of people allowed at social gatherings to 25. That guidance has been withdrawn in light of the recent reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

The Wyandotte County Unified Government Public Health Department announced today that more than 50% of people living in the county have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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The data comes from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

“Reaching 50% of people vaccinated in Wyandotte County is an important milestone for our community,” said Juliann Van Liew, Director of the UGPHD. “Early in the pandemic, our vaccination numbers lagged sorely behind other parts of the state and the metro. But I’m happy to say we’ve made immense progress this year in bringing those numbers up.”

The county is currently seeing 29 new COVID-19 cases a day, down from 100 in August. The area’s 18% positivity rate is also down from 40% in the same time frame.

The county also announced today that it has loosened its guidance on social gatherings. On August 25, the county issued guidance on social gatherings in light of the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, including limiting the number of people allowed at social gatherings to 25.

That guidance has been withdrawn in light of the recent reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

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