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After Kansas' 1st coronavirus death, more cancellations


March 13, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As Kansas recorded its first death from the coronavirus, athletic officials canceled the state's high school basketball tournaments and hospitals and nursing homes restricted access.

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday the death of a non-mobile man in his 70s who was infected in a Wyandotte County nursing home by community spread in the state's fifth case. State officials did not know whether other residents are ill or being tested yet.

Hours earlier, state and local health officials announced that the number of COVID-19 cases in the state had grown from one to four,...

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