Kansas reports first death from school cluster

Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 1:19 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting 1,293 new COVID-19 cases since Monday, bringing the statewide total to 69,155.

The department also recorded 67 deaths since Monday, bringing the total to 838.

The state continues to identify active COVID-19 clusters. Derby High School, and two long term care facilities, Cheney Golden Age Home and Larksfield Place, were the only named clusters in Sedgwick County.

KDHE’s Wednesday report also reported its first death connected to a school cluster. Out of the 38 clusters related to schools, there are 330 cases and seven hospitalizations. The report didn’t identify which school the death was connected to.

KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman will hold a news conference Wednesday at 4 p.m.

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