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Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:19 AM

Kansas coronavirus update: 30-day quarantine ordered for KC; state records second death, 55 cases

Kansas City-area residents ordered to stay at home on Tuesday, KDHE confirms 55 cases in Kansas and second virus-related fatality, KDHE secretary says situation not “yet” requires stay-at-home orders, U.S. attorney issues fraud alert, 75 Kansas counties have no ICU beds, KU halts nonessential research.


TOPEKA — Health officials have ordered Kansas City-area residents to stay at home for 30 days, starting Tuesday, in an effort to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The order affects all but essential services for residents in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, as well as Jackson County on the Missouri side.

The area is a hotbed for confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including the only two deaths from the illness so far in Kansas. At least 55 people in Kansas have tested positive for the virus, including 38 in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

“If we don’t act, the virus can spread very easily,” said Allen Greiner, chief medical officer for the Kansas City, Kan., unified government. “Sometimes people who have the virus don’t know it. If you are close to someone like this, they can infect you and many others. This is why we must follow the public health order for everyone to stay at home.”

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In Kansas, the report said, at least 75 of the 105 counties in Kansas had no ICU beds. Wyandotte County had the highest concentration in relation to people 60 or older at one ICU bed for every 191 people. At the other end of this list, Cowley County had a deficit reflecting one ICU bed for every 2,083 people over 60.


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Mon Mar 23, 2020, 02:28 PM

1. Thanks to the rightwinger controlled ks. government..

blocking medicaid expansion..this sparsely settled state has lost hospitals that were still
miles from people out in the sticks...and now they are almost unreachable....

Some halfway decent news from the kansas news's...the disease doesn't seem to be spreading from
the johnson county area...and 1 case each in sedgwick and butler county's..May they all recover..

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