WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The number of Kansans who have tested positive for the coronavirus increased by 1,700 since Wednesday according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
It brings the state’s total of positive cases, since the pandemic began, to 70,855. The number of Kansas deaths associated with COVID-19 is 859, up 21 since Wednesday.
Kansas hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 are up 61 since Wednesday.
Overall, 518,334 negative tests have been conducted. The KDHE is monitoring 241 clusters.
Several rural northwestern Kansas communities are enduring some of the state’s biggest spikes in cases. The state averaged a record 743 new cases a day for the seven days ending Wednesday.
On Thursday, Sedgwick County reported seven new deaths and 126 new cases. The average 14-day rolling positive case is 7.2%.
The KDHE releases the updates each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It does not track recoveries.
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