Sheriff of pandemic ravaged Kansas county dies of virus


December 20, 2020

QUINTER, Kan. (AP) — A sheriff in a northwestern Kansas county that has been hard-hit by the pandemic has died of the virus.

The Gove County Sheriff's Office described Sheriff Allan Weber as an "extraordinary public servant" in a Facebook post Friday announcing that he had died. He was transported to the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 18 for COVID-19 respiratory complications.

The county of 2,636 has recorded 18 deaths, for a rate of about 6.82 deaths per 1,000 residents, which is the highest rate in the state. The county's emergency management director, the hospital...

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