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Coronavirus in Kansas: State tops 5,000 deaths, governor wants flags lowered to half-staff

Coronavirus in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — State health officials say the Kansas death toll linked to COVID-19 has topped 5,000. In the past two days, another 17 Kansas deaths have been attributed to the virus, bringing the Kansas total to 5,016. It has been about 14 months since Kansas reported its first COVID-19 death.

Governor Laura Kelly has directed that flags be lowered to half-staff throughout the state from now through sundown, Sunday, May 9, as a tribute to those who have died.

“We cannot become numb to the significance of this number,” she said. “That’s 5,000 mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, loved ones and neighbors who we’ve lost to virus-related deaths. The best way we can honor their memories is by getting vaccinated and continuing to practice the proper health protocol we know protects our communities from the threat of COVID-19.”

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) says there have also been 62 new COVID-19 hospitalizations since Wednesday. However, it does not track how many people have recovered.

In the past two days, 467 more Kansans tested positive for the coronavirus, while 3,257 people tested negative.

The KDHE releases the coronavirus and vaccination updates each Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the noon hour.

As of this morning, another 9,035 Kansans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That brings the state to 39.2% of the population being armed with at least one dose.

The KDHE reports that 34,007 Kansans completed their COVID-19 vaccinations in the past two days. Kansas now has 31.5% of the population that is fully vaccinated.

CountyConfirmedWeekly Doses
Allen1,253
Anderson849
Atchison1,61220
Barber37422
Barton2,622402
Bourbon1,432
Brown1,23760
Butler7,635
Chase27712
Chautauqua269100
Cherokee2,5626
Cheyenne369
Clark24922
Clay807108
Cloud1,003
Coffey750
Comanche171
Cowley4,01850
Crawford4,808
Decatur279
Dickinson1,808
Doniphan1,020
Douglas8,95232
Edwards267
Elk181
Ellis3,760414
Ellsworth1,22236
Finney5,84770
Ford5,78030
Franklin2,588
Geary3,57236
Gove3876
Graham265
Grant95160
Gray578
Greeley104
Greenwood57152
Hamilton209
Harper623
Harvey3,70118
Haskell418
Hodgeman213
Jackson1,41640
Jefferson1,754
Jewell215
Johnson59,550370
Kearny574
Kingman77464
Kiowa237
Labette2,766
Lane128
Leavenworth7,29125
Lincoln265
Linn828
Logan289
Lyon4,317300
Marion1,117
Marshall1,137
McPherson3,33447
Meade51615
Miami2,79044
Mitchell56830
Montgomery3,484
Morris591
Morton269
Nemaha1,52333
Neosho1,8106
Ness3726
Norton1,210
Osage1,266
Osborne291
Ottawa558
Pawnee1,17425
Phillips71516
Pottawatomie1,975
Pratt815
Rawlins334
Reno8,591
Republic67366
Rice1,080150
Riley6,25536
Rooks66012
Rush434
Russell8616
Saline6,31652
Scott600
Sedgwick57,732324
Seward3,867
Shawnee17,678168
Sheridan4376
Sherman659
Smith27540
Stafford34436
Stanton18624
Stevens56012
Sumner2,212112
Thomas1,101118
Trego407
Wabaunsee689
Wallace179
Washington554
Wichita217
Wilson1,020
Woodson223
Wyandotte20,883222
Beaver, OK475 
Harper, OK420 
Kay, OK5,345 
Texas, OK3,537 

Kansas County coronavirus cases updated: June 18, 2021
Weekly doses updated June 13, 2021
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Oklahoma State Department of Health

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