TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) Sunday, April 12 , 2020- 6 pm.m
The Reno County Health Department confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 Sunday.
The first case is a woman in her 50s with an unknown source of exposure. She is currently in home isolation.
The second case involves a man in his 50s. It's unknown how he contracted the virus. He is also in home isolation.
These two new cases bring the total number in the county to 13.
Sunday, April 12 , 2020
Health officials say there are now 1,337 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas and 56 deaths.
On Sunday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 298 people have been hospitalized out of 1,033.
Sedgwick County reports more than 190 positive COVID-19 cases and two deaths. There have been 66 recoveries in the county.
Saturday, April 11 , 2020
Health officials say there are now 1,268 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas and 55 deaths.
On Saturday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 293 people have been hospitalized out of 987.
Sedgwick County reports more than 189 positive COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths. There have been 37 recoveries in the county.
Friday, April 10, 2020
The State of Kansas now reports 1,166 cases of COVID-19 with 50 deaths.
In Sedgwick County, there are now 179 positive tests, of that number 32 have recovered. The county says a person is considered recovered from COVID-19 72 hours after symptoms stop or seven days after symptoms start, whichever is longer.
Statewide, 274 people have been hospitalized with the disease. They range in age from 0 to 95 years old.
The Kansas Health & Environment Labs have conducted 269 while private labs have done 897 tests. Of those tests, 10,248 have come back negative.
We are starting to see more testing, including in Sedgwick County. The local health department reports about two out of every one thousand people are being tested. That's a total of 1,200 tests in the county compared to the prior rate of about one of out every thousand people.
The rate is lower than some other counties in northeast Kansas where they are testing about seven out of every thousand people.
Of the positive cases, 620 cases are female, 543 are male and three unknown.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The State of Kansas now reports 1,106 cases of COVID-19 in 57 counties with 42 deaths reported as of 11 a.m.
Of 847 cases, 263 have been hospitalized.
There have been 9,669 negative tests conducted at KDHE and private labs.
The patients who tested positive for coronavirus range in age range is 0 years to 99 years (median 55 years)
The Kansas Health & Environment Labs have conducted 262 while private labs have done 844 tests.
Of the positive cases, 587 cases are female, 518 are male and one unknown.
Governor Laura Kelly and the KDHE and Environment are providing an update on the pandemic at 3:30 p.m. On mobile? Use this link: LIVE STREAM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
There are more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 in Kansas and 38 deaths. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirms the total number of cases in the state is up to 1,046, including 38 deaths.
In Sedgwick County, cases rose to 154 with one new death. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also confirms the number of negative tests for COVID-19 is up to 9,137.
Governor Laura Kelly and the KDHE and Environment are providing an update on the pandemic at 4:30 p.m. You can see that briefing in the window (or link) below.
The State of Kansas now reports 900 cases of coronavirus in 57 counties and 27 deaths. There have been 8,614 negative tests.
The state says 223 of 694 cases (32.1%) have been hospitalized.
Patients range in age from 0 years old to 97 years old with a median age of 55 years old.
The Kansas Health & Environment Labs have conducted 223 while private labs have done 677 tests.
Of the positive cases, 491 cases are female, 406 are male and three are unknown.
Monday, April 6, 2020
Kansas is now up to 845 cases of coronavirus and 25 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The number of cases jumped by nearly 100 in a day. The number was 742 on Sunday.
Dr. Lee Norman, the Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said Monday the steep increase is likely related to the fact that it was a weekend and an increase in testing in the state.
Kansas currently has 11 clusters of cases in six counties. Dr. Norman said of those 11, six are related to skilled nursing facilities while three are connected to church gatherings.
With Easter Sunday quickly approaching, along with Holy Week, Dr. Norman and Gov. Laura Kelly stress the need for Kansans to remain home and practice social distancing.