Johnson County COVID-19 infection rate remains mostly flat, number of new cases trending downward

Nearly 24,600 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 in Johnson County. Pictured above, county health workers administer COVID-19 tests to a random sample of essential workers in April. 

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Almost 950 Johnson County residents have now tested positive for COVID-19, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment reported Monday. Out of all individuals tested, about 4% have tested positive – which is in line with what the county reported last week.

According to JCDHE as of June 8 Johnson County has:

  • 946 cumulative positive COVID-19 cases (up 12% from their June 1 report)
  • 71 deaths (up by 12.7% from June 1)
  • 23,237 negative tests (up by 28% from June 1)
Johnson County continues to experience fewer positive COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people than Jackson and Wyandotte counties. Photo via JCDHE’s COVID-19 dashboard.

The county health department’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that the number of new cases (measured by diagnosis date) has generally trended downward since May 27.

JCDHE also reported the results of its May 29 drive-thru test clinic. Out of the 953 participants, nine tested positive for COVID-19 and one participant’s results were inconclusive. Individuals who tested positive have been notified and contact tracing for these individuals has begun, JCDHE said.

The county will host its next drive-thru testing clinic on June 12 for anyone who lives or works in Johnson County. Testing is free and extended to anyone with or without COVID-19 symptoms. The drive-thru will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until supplies run out) at the College Boulevard Activity Center, 11031 S. Valley Road in Olathe.