|On Wednesday, Oct. 14, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman, MD, provided an update on the state’s response to the pandemic.|
Highlights from the news conference include:
*According to the White House, Kansas remains in the Red Zone for total cases; for positive test rate, Kansas is in the Orange Zone; for lab testing per 100,00, Kansas is in the Green Zone; and for deaths, Kansas is in the Red Zone.
*Although rare, people can get COVID-19 more than once. It’s unclear if it’s a slightly different virus and what the level of immunity is. No one in Kansas is known to be re-infected.
*Secretary Norman said he’s not optimistic that a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the end of 2020.
*He encourages residents to get the flu shot.
Watch a rebroadcast of the briefing.
At 9 a.m., on Oct. 14, KDHE provided the following data:
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