TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting 698 positive cases of coronavirus and 21 deaths. The new numbers reflect three more deaths than on Friday. Positive cases are up 78 from Friday. The number of negative tests is now at 6,880. For more information about COVID-19 cases in the state, visit the KDHE website by clicking here.
TOPEKA – There are now 622 cases of coronavirus in Kansas. That number now includes the first case in Greenwood County and another case in Reno County. Seventeen people have died from the virus in Kansas and 151 people have been hospitalized. It has now been four weeks since the state confirmed its first case of COVID-19. According to the latest numbers provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), patients ages 55-64 make up the most cases of COVID-19 in Kansas at 127, that’s followed by 45-54 (109) and 65-74 (106). According to the KDHE, 6,454 tests … Read More
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there are now 552 cases of Coronavirus in the state, and deaths are up to 13. More than 6,000 tests have come back negative. Patients range in age from 0 to over 85 years old. Four children under the age of nine have tested positive for the virus and seven children from 10-19 years. Currently, in Kansas, the greatest age range testing positive for the disease is from age 20-44. The full KDHE report can be found by clicking here.
Late season wintry precipitation expected late tonight into Friday morning… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM CDT FRIDAY… For the counties of: Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson, Marion, Chase. Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, and Strong City * WHAT…Freezing drizzle and light freezing rain expected. Total ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch on elevated surfaces. Winds gusting as high as 30 mph. * WHERE…Russell, Lincoln, Barton and Ellsworth Counties. * WHEN…From midnight tonight … Read More
A strong cold front will push southward across the region for late Thursday afternoon into Thursday night. An isolated strong or marginally severe storm will be possible across portions of south central Kansas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., otherwise scattered showers and storms look to affect the region Thursday night. Much cooler air will spread across the region on Friday with light rain possible over southeast Kansas. A hard freeze is possible across mainly central Kansas for early Saturday morning. Thursday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near … Read More
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there are now 482 cases of Coronavirus in the state, and deaths are up to eleven. Nearly 5,500 tests have come back negative. A death was reported in Coffey County this morning, but has not been listed in KDHE’s official count, which remains at ten. The by-county tally is as follows: Johnson – 143 Wyandotte – 93 Sedgwick – 64 Douglas – 31 Shawnee – 18 Coffey – 16 Lyon – 12 Reno – 8 Franklin – 7 Montgomery – 6 Butler, Crawford, Linn, McPherson – 5 Riley – 4 … Read More
TOPEKA – As of 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there are 428 cases of Coronavirus in the state, and deaths are up to ten. Nearly 5,000 tests have come back negative. The county tally is as follows: Johnson – 135 Wyandotte – 79 Sedgwick – 58 Leavenworth, Douglas – 24 Shawnee – 17 Coffey – 14 Lyon – 10 Franklin, Reno – 7 Crawford, Linn, Montgomery – 5 Bourbon, Butler, Cherokee, McPherson, Osage – 3 Mitchell, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Stevens, Woodson – 2 Atchison, Barton, Chautauqua, Doniphan, Finney, Gove, Harvey, Jackson, Jefferson, Labette, Neosho, … Read More
MCPHERSON – The McPherson County Health Department on Tuesday announced the confirmation of five cases of coronavirus in that county. According to a media release, testing sent to Quest Laboratories identified the positive cases. The two newest cases are females, one in her 40’s and one in her 50’s. McPherson County Health Department staff is working to identify close contacts to the two women. No further patient information will be released at this time. “We highly encourage McPherson County residents to depend on health authorities to provide the most accurate information,” Health Department officials said in the release. Please continue … Read More
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says there are 368 cases of Coronavirus in the state, and deaths are up to eight. The latest death was reported in Crawford County in southeast Kansas. Health officials confirmed that a woman in her 40’s passed away at an ER. According to a statement released by the Crawford County Health Department, “COVID 19 testing was performed post-mortem and was positive.” They also broke down the counties with the virus: Atchison 1 Bourbon 3 Butler 3 Cherokee 2 Clay 1 Coffey 10 Crawford 5 Doniphan 1 Douglas 23 Finney 1 Franklin … Read More
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced on Saturday a statewide mandate stay-at-home order to stem the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Kelly said the order will take effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 30th and last through April 19th. The executive order clarifies that essential business can still operate. The stay-at-home order issued for Saline County on Friday and also goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. and is in effect for 30 days.
DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CDT THIS MORNING… WIND ADVISORY WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING… For the counties of: Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson. Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, and McPherson. * WHAT…For the Dense Fog Advisory, visibility as low as a quarter of a mile. For the Wind Advisory, west winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected. * WHERE…Russell, Lincoln, Barton, Ellsworth, Saline, Rice, McPherson and Reno Counties. * … Read More
MCPHERSON – The McPherson County Health Department on Thursday evening announced the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in McPherson County. According to a media release, testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s laboratories identified the positive case. The case involves a female patient above the age of 70 with known recent cruise ship travel. The patient is currently recovering in isolation at home. The McPherson County Health Department is working to identify any close contacts of the individual and those who were exposed will be contacted as soon as possible. “We will be monitoring these contacts for … Read More
MINNEAPOLIS – The Ottawa County Health Department has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in their county. In a statement issued Thursday, Ottawa County Health officials said they received notification today confirming the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. “We are working closely with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment during this time,” the Health Department said. The infected individual is currently maintaining in-home isolation and is stable. The Ottawa County Health Department has identified all contacts and will monitor for fever and respiratory symptoms. No further information will be given on the patient. “Our goal continues … Read More
TOPEKA – The daily coronavirus update given by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) lists the positive number of coronavirus cases in the state at 168. Nearly 3,000 of the tests have come back negative. Johnson County has 59 cases, Wyandotte County has 34, Sedgwick County has 16, Douglas County has 13, Leavenworth County has 12, Linn, Reno and Shawnee Counties have four each, Butler, Crawford and Lyon have three, Cherokee, Mitchell and Morris have two each, and Bourbon, Doniphan, Franklin, Jackson, Neosho, Pottawatomie, Riley, Sumner and Woodson counties all have one case. One case in Douglas and … Read More
CLOUD COUNTY – A Concordia man died Wednesday evening after being struck by a vehicle in Cloud County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Leo G. Becker, 42, Salina, was driving a 2010 Chevy Traverse in the southbound driving lane of U.S. Highway 81, about six miles south of Concordia, when he struck Rex O. Young, 59, who was in the roadway for unknown reasons. The Chevy then came to a stop on the west shoulder of the road. Young was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to Frontier Forensics. Becker, who was properly restrained, was not injured. … Read More
LINCOLN COUNTY – Two people were taken to the hospital after a single vehicle crash that occurred just after 9 a.m. Wednesday morning in Lincoln County. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Freightliner semi driven by Nikaj Amarildo, 44, Grand Blanc, Mich., was traveling westbound on Interstate 70, about 7 1/2 miles east of the K-157 junction, when it entered the north ditch, struck a delineator post, overcorrected, and entered the median. The semi then entered the eastbound lanes and overturned, coming to rest in the eastbound lanes, facing north. Amarildo, and a passenger, Adrian M. Endsley, … Read More
OTTAWA COUNTY – A Minneapolis man died in a crash involving three vehicles in Ottawa County late Monday morning. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol accident report, a 2007 Volvo semi driven by John Tibbits, 76, was westbound on Nugget Road at about 10:20 a.m., when he attempted to cross the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 81, near mile post 175. At the same time, a 2019 Ford F-250 driven by Dalton J. Williams, 20, Hebron, Neb., was traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 81 in the left lane, and struck Tibbits’ semi on the driver’s side. While trying to avoid … Read More
TOPEKA – Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman announced in his press briefing Wednesday afternoon that the state now has 126 positive cases of the coronavirus. Norman said that about 4.5 percent of all tests conducted in the state have come up positive and expects the number of cases to double every three to four days, hitting the 400 mark by the end of the month. He said that he hopes the Shelter In Place/Stay at Home orders put into place by counties across the state will slow the spread of the virus. Because of the … Read More
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Beginning Thursday, stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. local time. Stores that open later than 7 a.m. will continue their regular starting hours, Walmart said Wednesday night. From March 24 through April 28, Walmart’s 5,000-plus U.S. stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers 60 and older, which will start one hour before stores open. In addition to limits on paper products, stores also will have limits on milk, eggs, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, water, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.
TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed an executive order temporarily prohibiting evictions and foreclosures across the state, in an effort to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Governor Kelly says the steps are aimed at supporting Kansans who may miss mortgage or rent payments as a result of lost wages and other income. “We understand that this pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for people across the state,” Kelly said in a press release. “Kansas families need our support, and my administration is committed to doing everything it can to make sure Kansans can stay in their homes and businesses. … Read More
UPDATE: Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered all K-12 schools in Kansas to close for the remainder of the school year amid the coronavirus pandemic. “This situation has evolved rapidly and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future,” Gov. Kelly said. “The reality of this pandemic is that it cannot be controlled statewide if school buildings return to normal operations, or if they respond to inconsistently within our local communities.” Gov. Kelly made the announcement Tuesday, joined by Dr. Randy Watson, Commissioner for the Kansas State Department of Education who also addressed the situation. “The steps we’re announcing today … Read More
MANHATTAN – Kansas State University has announced they will cancel all in-person commencement ceremonies. According to the university, they have said all classes will be done remotely through the end of the semester. The commencement ceremonies were set for May 9, May 15 and May 16 on the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. “We are reviewing alternate methods to celebrate the academic achievements of our students and will release details later,” they said. While most students will no longer be on campus this semester, they are continuing to recruit and enroll students for the next academic year.
TOPEKA – In a press conference on Monday, Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Dr. Lee Norman gave updates about the coronavirus in Kansas. Dr. Norman said there are three new cases in Kansas, bringing the state total to 11. He said those three people came into contact with a person in Johnson County who is positive for the virus. They all went to an event together. Governor Kelly urged everyone in the state to follow CDC guidelines and avoid crowds.
TOPEKA – A Kansas price-gouging law that prohibits profiteering by raising prices on items consumers find necessary because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak is now in effect statewide, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. “The Kansas anti-profiteering statute is rarely invoked but is designed to prevent opportunistic greed from overcoming the public need for necessary virus-response products and services during this time of emergency,” Schmidt said. “We take the law’s requirements seriously and will diligently investigate complaints and vigorously prosecute any violations.” The law generally prohibits unjustifiably raising prices for goods and services for which consumer demand is likely … Read More
TOPEKA – On Sunday, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment confirmed a sixth case of novel coronavirus in the county, bringing the total to nine cases in Kansas. The presumptive positive case was identified through testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Laboratories. These results will be verified by the CDC lab, but will be treated as a positive unless determined otherwise. The case is a male in his 50s. The origin of this case is unknown. JCDHE is working to identify any close contacts of the individual. Those that were exposed will be contacted … Read More