TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – The Shawnee County Well being Division held a digital press convention on Thursday, January 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Stormont’s COVID-19 scorecard exhibits that, as of January 14, 2021, 1,377 sufferers have been hospitalized since March 15, 2020.
Stormont Vail’s complete vaccinations up to now have been 7,635.
Derik Flerlage, Shawnee County Well being Division Infectious Ailments Division Supervisor for the Shawnee County Well being Division, mentioned the county is at an all-time excessive whereas Shawnee County is “uncontrolled.” .
“With the rise, we all know that the deaths will proceed,” Flerlage mentioned.
Flerlage mentioned the rising numbers have made it troublesome, if not inconceivable, to comply with up on contacts that’s essential to mitigate the unfold of the coronavirus.
The assembly will embody the next Shawnee County officers:
Derik Flerlage, Supervisor, Shawnee County Well being Division Division of Infectious Ailments, Dr. Robert Kenagy, President and CEO Stormont Vail Well being, Steve Anderson, Govt Director, College of Kansas Well being System St. Francis Campus, Dr Cooley, Shawnee County Appearing Well being Officer and Mayor Michelle De La Isla, Metropolis of Topeka.