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Kansas coronavirus cases at 900, governor limits religious gatherings, funerals

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued an executive order to limit religious gatherings and funerals at a briefing Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Kelly said 25% of coronavirus outbreaks in Kansas are tied to religious gatherings.

This order adds on to the already existing stay-at-home order which previously exempted church gatherings and funerals. There can be no more than 10 people in any given area, according to Gov. Kelly. She also said appropriate distancing needs to be in place.

“This was a difficult decision, and it could not come more at a disappointing time. Kansans are a community of faithful people. We draw strength from fellowship and prayer,” said Gov. Kelly.

Gov. Kelly added that she spoke with several faith leaders and was inspired by their creative means to deliver service to Kansans through social media, video and drive-in sermons.

“I’m uplifted by their creativity and resolve and was uplifted that so many took action,” she said.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting 900 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state.

There have been 27 deaths and 223 hospitalizations.

The number of cases on Monday was at 845.

CountyConfirmed
Allen884
Anderson739
Atchison1,402
Barber350
Barton2,466
Bourbon1,184
Brown1,159
Butler6,584
Chase227
Chautauqua225
Cherokee2,103
Cheyenne333
Clark224
Clay724
Cloud939
Coffey605
Comanche151
Cowley3,249
Crawford4,056
Decatur248
Dickinson1,544
Doniphan857
Douglas7,568
Edwards234
Elk154
Ellis3,425
Ellsworth1,151
Finney5,169
Ford5,424
Franklin2,188
Geary2,592
Gove359
Graham238
Grant899
Gray539
Greeley102
Greenwood514
Hamilton197
Harper553
Harvey3,133
Haskell396
Hodgeman171
Jackson1,234
Jefferson1,482
Jewell184
Johnson47,897
Kearny543
Kingman638
Kiowa218
Labette2,373
Lane117
Leavenworth5,968
Lincoln244
Linn676
Logan286
Lyon3,783
Marion908
Marshall881
McPherson2,832
Meade463
Miami2,384
Mitchell533
Montgomery2,895
Morris479
Morton221
Nemaha1,412
Neosho1,553
Ness322
Norton1,182
Osage1,037
Osborne264
Ottawa508
Pawnee1,094
Phillips641
Pottawatomie1,418
Pratt773
Rawlins283
Reno7,842
Republic639
Rice962
Riley4,458
Rooks592
Rush409
Russell790
Saline5,367
Scott543
Sedgwick48,224
Seward3,674
Shawnee14,630
Sheridan419
Sherman571
Smith243
Stafford314
Stanton170
Stevens520
Sumner1,770
Thomas996
Trego358
Wabaunsee581
Wallace166
Washington481
Wichita209
Wilson807
Woodson182
Wyandotte17,751
Dundy, NE140
Furnas, NE422
Hitchcock, NE224
Red Willow, NE1,102
Beaver, OK357
Harper, OK393
Kay, OK4,437
Texas, OK3,267

County list updated: Jan 22, 2021
Sources:
Kansas Department of Health and Environment

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

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