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KDHE on coronavirus in Kansas, 29,717 cases, with 3 new deaths

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) — Dr. Lee Norman, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the latest coronavirus concerns in Kansas.

He said they continue to see sports with an increasing number of cases.

“We’re up to 63 cases,” Norman said. “Doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you compare the amount of summer sports, compared to what we’ll be facing in the fall and winter, it’s a lot less activity.”

He said health officials expected that outside sports might offer a natural protection because they are played in the open air.

“We’ve had them in essentially all lines of sport – softball baseball, soccer, wrestling, which is not a surprise there of course. So it points out the fact that one still has to pay attention, even though it’s an airy outdoor sport that it can still lead to the transmission of disease,” said Norman.

He also stressed the importance of wearing a mask. He said new data shows counties without a mask mandate haven’t seen a decrease in the number of cases per capita and the counties that have mandates have seen a decrease.

(Courtesy KDHE)

The number of Kansans who have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began has increased to 29,717. That is up 841 from Monday.

The number of Kansans who have died with COVID-19 is 368, up 3 from Monday.

The KDHE releases the updates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It does not provide the number of recoveries vs the number of active cases. Some county health departments, like Sedgwick County, do include that information.

The KDHE tracks hospitalizations. By Wednesday at noon, it reported 1,821 Kansans have been hospitalized since the pandemic began. That is up 39 from Monday.

The KDHE also reports 279,001 Kansans have tested negative for COVID-19. That number is up 6,038 since Monday.

CountyConfirmed
Allen County374
Anderson County385
Atchison County873
Barber County197
Barton County1,706
Bourbon County564
Brown County760
Butler County3,468
Chase County163
Chautauqua County81
Cherokee County1,130
Cheyenne County208
Clark County140
Clay County418
Cloud County613
Coffey County309
Comanche County76
Cowley County1,631
Crawford County2,427
Decatur County201
Dickinson County731
Doniphan County516
Douglas County4,653
Edwards County158
Elk County58
Ellis County2,404
Ellsworth County711
Finney County4,111
Ford County4,650
Franklin County1,113
Geary County992
Gove County301
Graham County163
Grant County695
Gray County401
Greeley County88
Greenwood County182
Hamilton County159
Harper County320
Harvey County1,842
Haskell County264
Hodgeman County140
Jackson County697
Jefferson County729
Jewell County74
Johnson County27,420
Kearny County369
Kingman County388
Kiowa County108
Labette County875
Lane County77
Leavenworth County3,817
Lincoln County90
Linn County308
Logan County226
Lyon County2,657
Marion County430
Marshall County455
McPherson County1,447
Meade County308
Miami County1,073
Mitchell County213
Montgomery County1,158
Morris County173
Morton County123
Nemaha County1,046
Neosho County690
Ness County271
Norton County1,058
Osage County535
Osborne County91
Ottawa County250
Pawnee County675
Phillips County435
Pottawatomie County691
Pratt County500
Rawlins County180
Reno County5,137
Republic County335
Rice County468
Riley County2,791
Rooks County364
Rush County264
Russell County537
Saline County2,503
Scott County352
Sedgwick County27,966
Seward County2,682
Shawnee County7,855
Sheridan County320
Sherman County451
Smith County144
Stafford County209
Stanton County148
Stevens County408
Sumner County824
Thomas County655
Trego County212
Wabaunsee County308
Wallace County137
Washington County322
Wichita County146
Wilson County298
Woodson County69
Wyandotte County11,528
Dundy County, NE60
Furnas County, NE260
Hitchcock County, NE99
Red Willow County, NE581
Beaver County, OK210
Harper County, OK237
Kay County, OK1,891
Texas County, OK2,407
CountyConfirmed
Allen County374
Anderson County385
Atchison County873
Barber County197
Barton County1,706
Bourbon County564
Brown County760
Butler County3,468
Chase County163
Chautauqua County81
Cherokee County1,130
Cheyenne County208
Clark County140
Clay County418
Cloud County613
Coffey County309
Comanche County76
Cowley County1,631
Crawford County2,427
Decatur County201
Dickinson County731
Doniphan County516
Douglas County4,653
Edwards County158
Elk County58
Ellis County2,404
Ellsworth County711
Finney County4,111
Ford County4,650
Franklin County1,113
Geary County992
Gove County301
Graham County163
Grant County695
Gray County401
Greeley County88
Greenwood County182
Hamilton County159
Harper County320
Harvey County1,842
Haskell County264
Hodgeman County140
Jackson County697
Jefferson County729
Jewell County74
Johnson County27,420
Kearny County369
Kingman County388
Kiowa County108
Labette County875
Lane County77
Leavenworth County3,817
Lincoln County90
Linn County308
Logan County226
Lyon County2,657
Marion County430
Marshall County455
McPherson County1,447
Meade County308
Miami County1,073
Mitchell County213
Montgomery County1,158
Morris County173
Morton County123
Nemaha County1,046
Neosho County690
Ness County271
Norton County1,058
Osage County535
Osborne County91
Ottawa County250
Pawnee County675
Phillips County435
Pottawatomie County691
Pratt County500
Rawlins County180
Reno County5,137
Republic County335
Rice County468
Riley County2,791
Rooks County364
Rush County264
Russell County537
Saline County2,503
Scott County352
Sedgwick County27,966
Seward County2,682
Shawnee County7,855
Sheridan County320
Sherman County451
Smith County144
Stafford County209
Stanton County148
Stevens County408
Sumner County824
Thomas County655
Trego County212
Wabaunsee County308
Wallace County137
Washington County322
Wichita County146
Wilson County298
Woodson County69
Wyandotte County11,528
Dundy County, NE60
Furnas County, NE260
Hitchcock County, NE99
Red Willow County, NE581
Beaver County, OK210
Harper County, OK237
Kay County, OK1,891
Texas County, OK2,407

County list updated: Nov 30, 2020
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Oklahoma State Department of Health

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