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COVID cases decrease in Brown Co, increase in Doniphan

(KNZA)---The number of active cases of COVID-19 decreased in Brown County last week while they were up in Doniphan County.

Brown County also saw two additional COVID-related deaths and its first confirmed cases of the new omicron variant.

That's according to statistics released Friday by the health departments in each county.

The Brown County Office of Northeast Kansas Multi-County Health reported there were 70 active cases in the county, with one hospitalization. That's down from 99 active cases on January 14.

Most of the current cases involve those 10 to 17 years old. The delta variant continues to be the prominent coronavirus strain in the county, with five confirmed cases of the omicron variant.

Since the pandemic began, Brown County has had 2,188 total positive cases, with 45 virus-related deaths.

The Doniphan County Health Department on Friday reported there were 154 active cases in the county. That's up from 101 active cases on January 14.

Since the pandemic began, Doniphan County has had 1,984 total positive cases and 29 virus-related deaths.

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