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Kansas sees second death from COVID-19 as cases rise


March 22, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A second COVID-19 death in Kansas was confirmed Saturday, this one in the Kansas City suburb of Johnson County.

State health officials revealed the death in a news release meant to update the number of new coronavirus cases in the state and did not give any details about the person who died.

The state's first death from the virus, a Kansas City-area nursing home resident in Wyandotte County, was reported March 12. The state saw its number of confirmed cases in the state rise from more than 40 on Friday to 55 on Saturday, according to the release.

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