COVID-19 Cases in Kansas

COVID-19 Dashboard 

As of May 31, 2023, COVID-19 Case Dashboard is no longer being updated. The dashboard remains on this page for historical reference. See the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program Dashboard for current data.

COVID-19 Vaccine Data

The COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard will transition from a weekly to a monthly update that happens on the first Wednesday of the month by 12:30 p.m.

Case Summary Historical Data

The weekly COVID-19 Case Summary documents are no longer being published. Review the annual summary documents:  2023 COVID-19 Summary (PDF); 2022 COVID-19 Summary (PDF); and 2021 COVID-19 Summary (PDF).

Former Secretary Lee Norman, M.D. demonstrates the Social Vulnerability Index dashboard. Explore this tool by clicking the gray SVI Explorer button.

  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