KDHE reports almost 400 new cases of COVID-19, 3 additional deaths
The Kansas Department of Health (KDHE) is reporting 382 new cases of COVID-19 in the state since Wednesday. Sedgwick County is reporting that there are 573 cases as of yesterday.
Statewide, there are 842 hospitalizations and three additional deaths since Wednesday, with a total of 208.
KDHE Secretary Dr. Lee Norman said Friday Kansas is ranked seventh in the nation for the lowest transmission of COVID-19, at 0.87.
This week, Governor Laura Kelly announced that she has left it up to individual counties to decide their response to the pandemic. Sedgwick County recommended to stay in the governor's Phase 2 plan until June, however, the county is not mandating it.