Kansas exceeds 100K coronavirus cases as mask debate rages
November 8, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported another record seven-day spike in coronavirus cases, pushing the state past 100,000 for the pandemic as officials wrestled with getting more residents to wear masks.
The state Department of Health and Environment added 5,920 new confirmed and probable cases to the state's tally since Friday, bringing the total to 103,553 since the pandemic began. The state averaged 2,047 new cases a day for the seven days ending Monday, 15% higher than the previous record average of 1,779 for the seven days ending Friday.
The state health department also repor...