Coronavirus in Kansas: 1,774 new cases, 23 more deaths

October 23, 2020 - 12:21 pm

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The number of Kansans who have tested positive for the coronavirus increased by 1,774 since Wednesday. It brings the state’s total of positive cases, since the pandemic began, to 76,230.

The number of Kansas deaths associated with COVID-19 is 975, up 23 in the past two days.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) releases the updates each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It does not track recoveries.

Kansas hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 are up 78 since Wednesday.

In all, 540,032 Kansans have tested negative for the coronavirus since the pandemic began. That is an increase of 8,979 since the last update.

Sedgwick County on Friday reported 10,601 cases of COVID-19.

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