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Cases of coronavirus climb 260 since Friday, 3 new deaths reported

Coronavirus in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – The number of coronavirus cases in Kansas has jumped by 260 since Friday. The state’s total number of positive cases since the pandemic began is 9,218.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says COVID-19 has contributed to 188 deaths. It is three more deaths since Friday.

There have been 13 new hospitalizations. The state has had 800 hospitalizations since the pandemic began. So far, 72,181 have tested negative.

As of noon Monday, Sedgwick County has 559 cases of COVID-19 and 21 related deaths. The county reports 409 recoveries.

COVID-19 testing by the Sedgwick County Health Department will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Residents can be tested at no cost, regardless of insurance, if they have at least two symptoms of COVID-19. There are no restrictions on age or underlying condition. Please call United Way of the Plains at 2-1-1 if you think you should be tested for the disease or if you have general questions about it.

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