COVID-19 Cases in Kansas

COVID-19 Dashboard 

COVID-19 data is updated Wednesdays by 12:30 p.m. The dashboard contains a variety of data at the state and county level. Click on the gray buttons to access the data. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

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Case Summary & Historical Data

The COVID-19 Summary (PDF) is published once a week, Wednesday by 12:30 p.m. and it includes historical data. The summary may not be published during holiday observances. The 2021 Summary (PDF) and 2022 Summary (PDF) information is available in a separate file.

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  1. Current COVID Case Definitions
  2. Prior COVID Case Definitions

Current Case Definitions for COVID-19

A surveillance case definition is a set of uniform criteria developed by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to define a disease for public health surveillance. Surveillance case definitions enable public health officials to classify and count cases consistently across reporting jurisdictions. Surveillance case definitions are not intended to be used by healthcare providers for making a clinical diagnosis or determining how to meet an individual patient’s health needs.

For cases identified beginning January 1, 2023, KDHE will utilize the updated CSTE/CDC surveillance case definition described in CSTE position statement 22-ID-01. A confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a clinical or post-mortem specimen using a diagnostic molecular amplification test (e.g., PCR, NAA) by a CLIA-certified provider* or identification of SARS-CoV-2 through genetic sequencing. A probable case is defined as a person who tests positive for SARS-CoV-2 specific antigen in a clinical or post-mortem specimen using a diagnostic test performed by a CLIA-certified provider*. 

A person will be counted as a new surveillance case (e.g. reinfection) if they test positive for SARS-CoV-2 by a diagnostic test (i.e., molecular, antigen) and it has been greater than 90 days since the previous diagnostic test. In addition, a person with sequencing results identifying different SARS-CoV-2 lineages regardless of the time since the previous specimen sequenced will be counted as a new surveillance case. A person whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 or an equivalent term as an underlying cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death with no laboratory evidence will be classified as a suspect case (suspect cases are not included in case counts).

*includes those tests performed under a CLIA certificate of waiver and does not include at-home tests