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President Trump approves Kansas disaster declaration as Kansas COVID-19 cases top 319

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – President Donald Trump issued a federal disaster declaration for the State of Kansas Monday, as health officials reported Sunday that there are now 319 cases of COVID-19 across the state.

Trump’s declaration orders federal assistance to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in areas affected by coronavirus, among other things.

Governor Laura Kelly issued a stay-at-home order for all 2.9 million Kansas residents as the numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to grow.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 117 new cases of coronavirus in the state over the weekend, as well as two additional deaths. The number of COVID-19 cases in Sedgwick County has now reached 42.

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