Kansas sets COVID-19 records; counties struggle with tracing
November 11, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas set records again Wednesday for new coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations as some local officials reported having trouble getting people to cooperate in finding those who may have been exposed.
Several counties reported that some people won't provide complete — or any — information about their close contacts, making it more difficult to trace the spread of the virus. A state privacy law enacted in June allows people to refuse to do so.
"Our case investigation is only as good as what the people give us," said Jenette Schuette, administrator...