Johnson County official: Virus misinformation fueling spread
November 1, 2020
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The largest county in Kansas has reported a record number of new COVID-19 cases, and the county's health director said the spread of misinformation is a significant factor in the spike in cases.
The Kansas City Star reports that Johnson County health officials confirmed 287 new cases on Friday, along with two additional deaths. That brings the total number of coronavirus deaths in Johnson County to 203.
A statement from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment said community spread is on the rise, putting people at risk for serious complications that can...