Person who attended Topeka protest tests positive for virus

June 12, 2020 - 7:11 pm

A protester who attended a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in downtown Topeka last week has tested positive for the coronavirus, health official say. 

According to a news release from the Shawnee County Health Department, the person attended June 1 protests at the city’s Law Enforcement Center. 

The department encourages anyone who attended protests that day to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms. 

New data released Friday shows that the state has 11,047 cases, up 2% or 235 from Wednesday. 

The state health department also said that the number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began rose by three to 243.

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