COVID

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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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KNSS News
October 19, 2020 - 7:26 pm
A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in a nursing home in a northwestern Kansas county that already had proportionally the nation’s largest increase in cases over two weeks.
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KNSS News
October 15, 2020 - 8:20 pm
Rural areas in Kansas are seeing large spikes in coronavirus cases, and Gove County in the state's northwest has been among the hardest hit.
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KNSS News
October 13, 2020 - 4:12 pm
A public school district in Kansas has modified its plans to move from online classes to having students attend in person part of the week because of concerns expressed by teachers and other staff.
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Steve McIntosh
August 25, 2020 - 10:26 am
The Sedgwick County Jail reported a COVID-19 outbreak last week ... with more than 400 inmates testing positive for the virus. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News the detention crew was prepared for a possible outbreak. Kansas Health officials had already dealt with...
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KNSS News
August 21, 2020 - 6:44 pm
Two large Kansas school districts moved classes online for middle and high-schoolers while public health officials in Topeka imposed stricter crowd size limits to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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