COVID-19 numbers from Washburn and the state of Kansas: Updated 10/5/2020


This information comes from Washburn Student Health. The current COVID-19 numbers at Washburn University are updated by Washburn every Monday.
Reported total new positive tests (Sep. 27 – Oct. 3): 12 (+3 from last time)
Total new quarantined/isolated (Sep. 27 – Oct. 3): 38 (+4 from last time)
Total clusters* (Sep. 27 – Oct. 3): 1 (+1 from last time)
*Clusters are defined as five or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 originating from the same source or event


Numbers from around the state of Kansas provided by the Reno County Health Department.
Total Kansas Positive Cases (as of Oct. 5): 61,272
Total Kansas Deaths (as of Oct. 5): 698
Total Kansas Recovery Cases (as of Oct. 5): 47,822
Hot spots around the state.
Douglas County*: 2,462 cases | 13 deaths | 2,067 recovered
*Largest city: Lawrence
Finney County*: 2,285 cases | 12 deaths | 1,930 recovered
*Largest city: Garden City
Ford County*: 2,783 cases | 13 deaths | 2,106 recovered
*Largest city: Dodge City
Johnson County*: 11,583 cases | 158 deaths | 8,882 recovered
*Largest city: Olathe
Leavenworth County*: 2,265 cases | 14 deaths | 2,023 recovered
*Largest city: Leavenworth
Riley County*: 1,857 cases | 8 deaths | 1,582 recovered
*Largest city: Manhattan
Shawnee County*: 2,868 cases | 34 deaths | 2,492 recovered
*Largest city: Topeka
Sedgwick County*: 8,930 cases | 93 deaths | 6,644 recovered
*Largest city: Wichita
Seward County*: 1,755 cases | 7 deaths | 1,492 recovered
*Largest city: Liberal
Wyandotte County*: 7,183 cases | 134 deaths | 5,566 recovered
*Largest city: Kansas City


COVID-19 symptoms: If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms please call Student Health Services at (785) 670-1470. Also if you need to self-report, please contact Student Health Services of any possible exposure or symptoms by calling their office number or by emailing them at [email protected] or you can fill out the self-reporting form and if you’re a student living in the dorms, you can report your possible exposure or symptoms to Residential Living (note link).
Fever above 100.3 F and/or chills or feeling hot (if no thermometer available)
Sore throat
New cough not related to a chronic condition
Runny/stuffy nose, nasal congestion (not related to allergies or relieved by antihistamines)
Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
Diarrhea with or without respiratory symptoms
Nausea and/or vomiting
Headache unrelated to a chronic condition
Muscle aches
Loss of sense of smell or taste
New rash/skin changes or COVID-19 toes
Pink eye

Edited by Joelle Conway, Matthew L. Self