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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
Anderson1
Atchison22
Barber1
Barton44
Bourbon8
Brown6
Butler37
Chase4
Chautauqua4
Cherokee10
Cheyenne2
Clark33
Clay5
Cloud5
Coffey50
Comanche2
Cowley10
Crawford6
Dickinson4
Doniphan17
Douglas67
Edwards5
Ellis10
Ellsworth2
Finney1,470
Ford1,790
Franklin39
Geary18
Gove1
Grant17
Gray22
Greenwood8
Hamilton20
Harper2
Harvey15
Haskell21
Hodgeman5
Jackson98
Jefferson22
Jewell4
Johnson877
Kearny45
Kiowa2
Labette23
Lane3
Leavenworth1,093
Linn10
Lyon419
Marion7
McPherson28
Meade31
Miami7
Mitchell4
Montgomery20
Morris5
Morton6
Nemaha16
Neosho2
Ness3
Norton2
Osage7
Osborne2
Ottawa4
Phillips2
Pottawatomie27
Pratt2
Reno52
Republic4
Rice4
Riley64
Rooks7
Saline28
Scott14
Sedgwick585
Seward872
Shawnee328
Sheridan2
Sherman7
Smith2
Stafford1
Stanton10
Stevens29
Sumner8
Trego1
Wabaunsee31
Wilson1
Woodson6
Wyandotte1,407
Furnas County, NE9
Hitchcock County, NE1
Red Willow County, NE5
Beaver County, OK24
Harper County, OK1
Kay County, OK54
Texas County, OK926

County list updated: June 1, 2020
Sources:
Kansas Dept of Health and Environment

Harvey County Health Department
Sedgwick County Health Department
Nebraska Dept of Health & Human Services
Oklahoma State Dept of Health

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