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Update: News from the state

Posted by Bonnie Limbird
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:
69,155 positives
838 deaths
510,672 negatives

Get additional statewide COVID-19 data.

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Take care and stay healthy!

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