COVID

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KNSS News
November 20, 2020 - 7:15 pm
Hospitals across Kansas are buckling as coronavirus cases swell, leading many schools to scale back in-person learning and one county to intensify plans for a possible field hospital.
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KNSS News
November 17, 2020 - 7:35 pm
Kansas health officials are urging communities to take stronger action as more hospital rooms are devoted to the care of coronavirus patients and hundreds of doctors, nurses and other workers are quarantined, leading some surgical procedures to be delayed.
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Steve McIntosh
November 17, 2020 - 9:55 am
More than 25 percent of those tested for COVID 19 are coming back positive in Sedgwick County ... and Wichita hospitals are running near capacity because of the pandemic. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News COVID patients from 18 counties surrounding Sedgwick County are...
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KNSS News
November 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
Public health officials in two of Kansas' most populous counties have tightened restrictions on gatherings and public schools in the state’s capital city have scrapped at least two weeks of in-person classes in favor online learning amid a surge in coronavirus cases.
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KNSS News
November 12, 2020 - 8:24 pm
Doctors in the University of Kansas Health System have started postponing a small number of elective surgeries to free up bed space at its Kansas City, Kansas, hospital because of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
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Steve McIntosh
November 10, 2020 - 10:24 am
Wichita's medical facilities are at their limits ... taking care of COVID 19 patients. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News this is becoming a regional problem. He says 12 counties surrounding Sedgwick County account for about a third of the patients in Wichita hospitals...
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Steve McIntosh
November 03, 2020 - 10:36 am
Intensive care units in Wichita hospitals caring for COVID 19 patients are running near capacity. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News "hospitalizations continue to go up". He says the patients are not coming from senior care homes, but from groups, gatherings, and...
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Steve McIntosh
November 02, 2020 - 9:45 am
Over the weekend, the percentage of positive COVID tests topped 15 percent of those tested in Sedgwick County. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News "we have uncontrolled spread at this point". He says we're seeing more people go inside, and more and people letting their guards down with...
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KNSS News
October 27, 2020 - 3:03 pm
A staffer on Republican Roger Marshall’s campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas has tested positive for the coronavirus.
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KNSS News
October 21, 2020 - 2:09 pm
A draft plan shows that health care workers and long-term care residents will be among those who will get the coronavirus vaccine first in Kansas.
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