Kansas counties with mask mandate show steep COVID-19 drop

August 05, 2020 - 6:18 pm

The top health official in Kansas says counties that have mask mandates in place have seen a rapid drop in cases, while those that only recommend their use have seen no decrease in cases. 

Dr. Lee Norman said Wednesday that 15 counties stayed with Gov. Laura Kelly's mask mandate last month while 90 counties abandoned it. 

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He says that the overall statewide the numbers of new cases is favorable, but that the reduction in new cases is entirely in the counties requiring masks.

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