Topeka area officials see rise in funeral-linked virus cases

June 17, 2020 - 7:20 pm

Topeka health officials are reporting 41 cases of the coronavirus and one death linked to funeral services and visitations in Shawnee County. 

The county's health department says the positive cases include residents from five different counties. Health officials urged families to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and work with funeral directors and religious leaders to keep services safe. 

New data released Wednesday shows Kansas has 11,681 cases, up 2% or 262 cases from Monday. The state health department also said that the number of COVID-19 deaths rose by two to 247. 

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