Kansas coronavirus death toll grows to four

March 27, 2020 - 12:36 pm

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A Kansas City-area man in his 80s with underlying health concerns is the fourth person in Kansas to die of the coronavirus.

State health officials said Friday he was diagnosed Monday and died Thursday.

The spread of the coronavirus has meanwhile swelled the ranks of the unemployed in Kansas, and has led officials to set some county jail inmates free.

The state reported Thursday that it has at least 168 confirmed cases of the virus, an increase of 42 from a day earlier. The other three people who died also lived in the Kansas City area.


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