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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 02:01 AM

Kansas again sees largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, with more testing in west

The state of Kansas saw its largest single-day jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases for the second day in a row Thursday as testing in the rural part of the state increased and results from a private lab backlog were reported.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed 271 cases of the new coronavirus Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 2,482. Additionally, the state reported 112 deaths related to virus, an increase of two from Wednesday.

According to statewide data roughly 11.6% of the more than 21,000 Kansans tested were infected. The testing numbers represent less than 1% of the state’s population, according to the United States Census Bureau.

The highest number of cases in the state are still being reported in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, where a combined 887 people have tested positive for the rapidly spreading virus.

Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article242233111.html

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Reply Kansas again sees largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, with more testing in west (Original post)
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Fri Apr 24, 2020, 03:05 AM

1. However

"165 of the 271 cases confirmed Thursday were reported in Ford, Finney, Seward and Lyon counties."

Emporia(Lyon Co.),Dodge City (Ford Co.)Garden City (Finney Co.) all have large meat processing plants located in them. (Tyson,Smithfield, Predue) is it any wonder?
I live in Emporia a town of 13,000 about halfway between K.C. and Wichita and yet we have one of the highest SARS-Covna 2 rates in the state, our largest employer is Tyson...hummmm

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