Kansas has nearly 1,100 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths

Published: Aug. 10, 2020 at 4:33 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported nearly 1,100 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and another seven COVID-19-related deaths over the previous three days.

The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas has had 31,730 coronavirus virus cases since the pandemic reached the state in early March. That’s up 3.6% or 1,092 cases since Friday.

The actual number of cases is thought to be far higher because people can be infected without feeling ill and because of a lack of testing, particularly early in the pandemic.

The state health department said there have been 387 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Kansas during the panic, an increase of 1.8% since Friday. However, the confirmed or probable cases leading to deaths was 1.22% as of Monday, a low for the pandemic.

Hospitalizations increased 1.9% over three days, up 36 to 1,911.

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