Kansas sees worst 2-week COVID-19 spike since pandemic began
July 3, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide mask mandate from the governor took effect.
The state Department of Health and Environment reported that Kansas has had 15,919 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, up 929, or 6.2% since only Wednesday. Kansas also has reported 277 COVID-19-related deaths, up five in two days.
Gov. Laura Kelly issued an executive order Thursday requiring people to wear masks in public and in their workplaces because of a sur...