COVID-19 cases rise again in JoCo but actual counts could be ’10-20 times higher’ than official data

Johnson County's positivity rate is as high as it's been since last winter. Above, a sign asking for patrons at a doctor's office in Overland Park to wear masks. File photo.

As COVID-19 cases see another uptick in Johnson County, the monkeypox virus remains a much less urgent concern, according to county health officials.

Driving the news: At this week’s Board of County Commissioners meeting, public health officials gave a community update on both viruses stand in Johnson County.