Top health official: Kansas 'losing the battle' on COVID-19
October 9, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' top public health official warned Friday that the state is "losing the battle" against the coronavirus as it reported another record increase in new cases.
The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas reported 1,855 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since Wednesday, an increase of 2.9%, to bring the total for the pandemic to 65,807. The state also reported another 40 COVID-19-related deaths, increasing the pandemic total to 763. Twenty-six of those were reported Thursday in Shawnee County, where the local health department reviewed prev...