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Here are the latest headlines regarding COVID-19:

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 59.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,403,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 12.4 million cases which have resulted in over 258,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 181 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 4.6 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 169,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 134,000; Mexico, 101,000; United Kingdom, 55,000; Italy, 51,000; France, 49,000; Iran, 45,000; Spain, 43,000; Argentina, 37,000; Russia, 36,000; Peru, 35,000; and Colombia, 35,000.

Monday, Nov. 23

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Miami County commissioners decided during a special meeting Monday, Nov. 23, to not opt out of Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order and instead allow for her statewide mask mandate to take effect throughout Miami County. By taking no official action at the meeting, the commissioners allowed Gov. Kelly’s mask mandate to begin at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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Kansas has 142,059 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,777 hospitalizations and 1,456 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 642,229 negative tests. KDHE reports 7,526 cases, 95 new hospitalizations and 46 deaths have been recorded in the state since Friday, Nov. 20. Miami County has 923 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Sedgwick County has the most cases at 25,157, followed by Johnson County, 25,025; Wyandotte County, 10,924; Shawnee County, 6,862; Ford County, 4,496; Reno County, 4,356; Douglas County, 4,223; Finney County, 3,837; and Leavenworth County, 3,503.

Friday, Nov. 20

Kansas has 134,533 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,682 hospitalizations and 1,410 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 629,360 negative tests. KDHE reports 5,939 cases, 121 new hospitalizations and 84 deaths have been recorded in the state since Wednesday, Nov. 18. Miami County has 866 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 23,891, followed by Sedgwick County, 23,476; Wyandotte County, 10,535; Shawnee County, 6,381; Ford County, 4,421; Reno County, 4,125; Douglas County, 4,004; Finney County, 3,699; and Leavenworth County, 3,408.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 57.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,368,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 11.8 million cases which have resulted in over 253,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 173 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 4.4 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 168,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 132,000; Mexico, 100,000; United Kingdom, 54,000; Italy, 48,000; France, 48,000; Iran, 43,000; Spain, 42,000; Argentina, 36,000; Peru, 35,000; Colombia, 34,000; and Russia, 34,000.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Miami County has 105 active COVID-19 cases and three active clusters.

Mark Whelan, emergency management coordinator at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, provided the County Commission with an update Wednesday, Nov. 18. Whelan said he was speaking on behalf of the Miami County Health Department because the department’s staff was busy handling an increased caseload.

Miami County has seen a 30 percent increase in cases this month, between Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 16, Whelan said. The county had a total of 793 cases as of Wednesday, Nov. 18, which is up 190 cases from 603 cases on Nov. 2, he said.

One active cluster is located at the Osawatomie State Hospital (OSH), with six confirmed cases at present. Whelan said facility-wide testing for staff and patients is taking place. The county requested assistance on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from the Kansas Army National Guard to conduct the expanded testing of about 700 people at OSH.

A cluster associated with a recent Louisburg gathering has five confirmed cases and four probable cases, with pending test results, Whelan reported.

The other active cluster is associated with a gathering in Osawatomie that has produced five-plus cases, spanning at least two counties, Whelan said.

The three clusters remain under investigation by the health department.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment's weekly cluster summary shows the state has 409 active clusters which have accounted for 11,379 cases, 339 hospitalizations and 290 deaths. Overall, the state has recorded 1,189 clusters that have accounted for 21,994 cases, 996 hospitalizations and 703 deaths. Hutchinson Correctional Facility has the largest active cluster in the state with 311 cases, followed by Norton Correctional Facility with 78 cases. Emporia State University's 37 cases is the largest cluster among colleges and universities. Reno County Youth Services in Hutchinson has the largest cluster among healthcare facilities at 15 cases. Dodge City High School's 18 cases is the largest school cluster. The largest active cluster among private businesses is located at Hostess Brands of Emporia, with 20 cases. Cornerstone Christian Church in Fredonia has the largest cluster among religious gatherings at 16 cases, and Eskridge Care and Rehab, in Wabaunsee County, has the largest cluster among long term care facilities at 29 cases.

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Kansas has 128,594 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,561 hospitalizations and 1,326 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 619,667 negative tests. KDHE reports 5,853 cases, 130 hospitalizations and 60 deaths have been recorded in the state since Monday, Nov. 16. Miami County has 793 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 22,826, followed by Sedgwick County, 22,390; Wyandotte County, 10,235; Shawnee County, 6,097; Ford County, 4,336; Reno County, 3,969; Douglas County, 3,860; Finney County, 3,599; and Leavenworth County, 3,297.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 55.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,332,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 11.2 million cases which have resulted in over 247,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 164 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 4.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 166,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 130,000; Mexico, 98,000; United Kingdom, 52,000; Italy, 46,000; France, 45,000; Iran, 42,000; Spain, 41,000; Peru, 35,000; Argentina, 35,000; Colombia, 34,000; and Russia, 33,000.

Monday, Nov. 16

Kansas has 122,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,431 hospitalizations and 1,266 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 611,015 negative tests. KDHE reports 7,234 cases, 104 hospitalizations and 10 deaths have been recorded in the state since Friday, Nov. 13. Miami County has 786 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 21,981, followed by Sedgwick County, 21,225; Wyandotte County, 9,964; Shawnee County, 5,792; Ford County, 4,225; Douglas County, 3,712; Reno County, 3,682; Finney County, 3,498; and Leavenworth County, 3,208.

Friday, Nov. 13

Kansas has 115,507 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,327 hospitalizations and 1,256 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 584,998 negative tests. KDHE reports 6,282 cases, 75 hospitalizations and 41 deaths have been recorded in the state since Wednesday, Nov. 11. Miami County has 747 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 20,946, followed by Sedgwick County, 19,504; Wyandotte County, 9,690; Shawnee County, 5,335; Ford County, 4,128; Douglas County, 3,535; Reno County, 3,410; Finney County, 3,387; and Leavenworth County, 3,095.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 52.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,287,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 10.4 million cases which have resulted in over 241,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 156 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 163,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 128,000; Mexico, 96,000; United Kingdom, 50,000; Italy, 43,000; France, 42,000; Spain, 40,000; Iran, 40,000; Peru, 35,000; Argentina, 34,000; Colombia, 33,000; and Russia, 31,000.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Kansas has 109,225 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,252 hospitalizations and 1,215 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 594,422 negative tests. KDHE reports 5,672 cases, 114 hospitalizations and 34 deaths have been recorded in the state since Monday, Nov. 9. Miami County has 712 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 19,808, followed by Sedgwick County, 18,326; Wyandotte County, 9,498; Shawnee County, 5,061; Ford County, 4,022; Douglas County, 3,320; Finney County, 3,246; Reno County, 3,192; and Leavenworth County, 3,010.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment's weekly cluster summary shows the state has 357 active clusters which have accounted for 11,193 cases, 333 hospitalizations and 249 deaths. Overall, the state has recorded 1,097 clusters that have accounted for 20,439 cases, 953 hospitalizations and 643 deaths. Hutchinson Correctional Facility has the largest active cluster in the state with 280 cases, followed by Norton Correctional Facility with 154 cases. Pittsburg State University's 40 cases is the largest cluster among colleges and universities. Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in Topeka has the largest cluster among healthcare facilities at 21 cases. Dodge City USD 443's 29 cases is the largest school cluster. AGCO Corporation's 14 cases is the largest active cluster among private businesses. Cornerstone Christian Church has the largest cluster among religious gatherings at 11, and Topeka Presbyterian Manor's 25 cases is the largest cluster among long term care facilities.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 50.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,263,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 10.3 million cases which have resulted in over 238,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 154 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 162,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 127,000; Mexico, 95,000; United Kingdom, 49,000; Italy, 41,000; France, 41,000; Spain, 39,000; Iran, 38,000; Peru, 34,000; Argentina, 33,000; Colombia, 32,000; and Russia, 30,000.

Monday, Nov. 9

Kansas has 103,553 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,138 hospitalizations and 1,181 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 586,429 negative tests. KDHE reports 5,920 cases, 71 hospitalizations and 15 deaths have been recorded in the state since Friday, Nov. 6. Miami County has 680 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 18,783, followed by Sedgwick County, 17,232; Wyandotte County, 9,282; Shawnee County, 4,735; Ford County, 3,915; Douglas County, 3,214; Finney County, 3,179; Reno County, 3,024; and Leavenworth County, 2,913.

Friday, Nov. 6

Kansas has 97,633 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 4,067 hospitalizations and 1,166 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 578,687 negative tests. KDHE reports 5,418 cases, 83 new hospitalizations and 79 deaths have been recorded in the state since Wednesday, Nov. 4. Miami County has 648 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 17,858, followed by Sedgwick County, 15,838; Wyandotte County, 9,126; Shawnee County, 4,398; Ford County, 3,781; Douglas County, 3,096; Finney County, 3,082; Leavenworth County, 2,830; and Reno County, 2,775.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 48.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,227,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 9.4 million cases which have resulted in over 233,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 150 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.7 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 161,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 124,000; Mexico, 93,000; United Kingdom, 47,000; Italy, 39,000; France, 38,000; Spain, 38,000; Iran, 36,000; Peru, 34,000; Colombia, 32,000; Argentina, 32,000; Russia, 29,000, and South Africa, 19,000.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Kansas has 92,215 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,984 hospitalizations and 1,087 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 571,465 negative tests. KDHE reports 2,988 cases, 91 new hospitalizations and 41 deaths have been recorded in the state since Monday, Nov. 2. Miami County has 620 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 17,039, followed by Sedgwick County, 14,694; Wyandotte County, 8,943; Shawnee County, 4,103; Ford County, 3,635; Finney County, 2,971; Douglas County, 2,969; Leavenworth County, 2,779; and Reno County, 2,545.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment's weekly cluster/outbreak summary shows the state has 297 active clusters which have accounted for 9,410 cases, 291 hospitalizations and 213 deaths. Overall, the state has recorded 989 clusters that have accounted for 596 deaths. Hutchinson Correctional Facility has the largest active cluster with 77 cases, followed by Norton Correctional Facility with 31 cases. Pittsburg State University's 19 cases is the largest cluster among colleges and universities. Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital in Topeka has the largest cluster among healthcare facilities at 19 cases. Dodge City USD 443's 14 cases is the largest school cluster. Hiawatha-based Wilde Tool Co.'s 10 cases is the largest active cluster among private businesses. Prairie Band of Potawatomi Tribal Police in Jackson County has seven cases and is listed as the largest active cluster among government agencies/entities.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 47.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,209,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 9.3 million cases which have resulted in over 231,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 148 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.6 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 160,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 123,000; Mexico, 92,000; United Kingdom, 46,000; Italy, 39,000; France, 37,000; Spain, 36,000; Iran, 36,000; Peru, 34,000; Colombia, 31,000; Argentina, 31,000; Russia, 28,000, and South Africa, 19,000.

Monday, Nov. 2

Kansas has 89,227 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,893 hospitalizations and 1,046 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 566,040 negative tests. KDHE reports 4,046 cases, 61 new hospitalizations and 17 deaths have been recorded in the state since Friday, Oct. 30.

Miami County has 603 cases, an increase of 20 cases since Friday, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 16,522, followed by Sedgwick County, 14,189; Wyandotte County, 8,846; Shawnee County, 3,947; Ford County, 3,548; Finney County, 2,912; Douglas County, 2,880; Leavenworth County, 2,736; and Reno County, 2,454.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 45.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,192,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 9.1 million cases which have resulted in over 230,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 146 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.6 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 159,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 122,000; Mexico, 91,000; United Kingdom, 46,000; Italy, 38,000; France, 36,000; Spain, 35,000; Iran, 35,000; Peru, 34,000; Colombia, 31,000; Argentina, 31,000; Russia, 28,000, and South Africa, 19,000.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 45.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,192,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 9 million cases which have resulted in over 230,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 144 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 159,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 121,000; Mexico, 91,000; United Kingdom, 46,000; Italy, 38,000; France, 36,000; Spain, 35,000; Peru, 34,000; Iran, 34,000; Colombia, 31,000; Argentina, 30,000; Russia, 27,000, and South Africa, 19,000.

Friday, Oct. 30

Kansas has 85,181 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,832 hospitalizations and 1,029 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 557,601 negative tests. Miami County has 583 cases, an increase of 20 cases since Wednesday, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 15,817, followed by Sedgwick County, 13,138; Wyandotte County, 8,685; Shawnee County, 3,769; Ford County, 3,491; Douglas County, 2,816; Finney County, 2,766; Leavenworth County, 2,687; and Reno County, 2,376.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 44.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,175,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.8 million cases which have resulted in over 227,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 139 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 158,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 120,000; Mexico, 90,000; United Kingdom, 45,000; Italy, 37,000; Spain, 35,000; France, 35,000; Peru, 34,000; Iran, 34,000; Colombia, 30,000; Argentina, 30,000; Russia, 27,000, and South Africa, 19,000.

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Miami County has 27 active COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported Thursday. As of Wednesday, Oct. 28, the county had recorded 563 cases, and 534 of those cases have recovered. The county has recorded two COVID-19-related deaths. The department reports that as of Wednesday, 5,758 people had been tested in the county. The health department's statistics show nine of the active cases have Osawatomie addresses, followed by Louisburg, seven cases; Paola, five cases; Spring Hill, four cases, and Bucyrus, two cases. The county has had two new hospitalizations since last Wednesday's weekly report, and 6 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization, according to the report.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Kansas has 82,045 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,752 hospitalizations and 1,007 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 550,988 negative tests. Miami County has 563 cases, an increase of 24 cases since Monday, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 15,320, followed by Sedgwick County, 12,515; Wyandotte County, 8,485; Shawnee County, 3,641; Ford County, 3,448; Finney County, 2,707; Douglas County, 2,696; Leavenworth County, 2,648; and Reno County, 2,270.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment's weekly cluster/outbreak summary shows the state has 261 active clusters which have accounted for 8,078 cases, 287 hospitalizations and 200 deaths. Overall, the state has recorded 911 clusters that have accounted for 548 deaths. Hutchinson Correctional Facility has the largest active cluster with 186 cases. Norton Correctional Facility has the state's second largest active cluster at 138 cases. Norton continues to be hard hit by the virus. Andbe Home, located in Norton, has the largest cluster among long term care facilities at 94 cases. Pittsburg State University's 17 cases is the largest cluster among colleges and universities. Free Will Baptist Church, located in Wellington, has the largest cluster among religious gatherings at 16 cases. Dodge City USD 443's eight cases is the largest school cluster.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 43.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,161,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.7 million cases which have resulted in over 226,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 133 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.4 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 157,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 119,000; Mexico, 89,000; United Kingdom, 45,000; Italy, 37,000; Spain, 35,000; France, 35,000; Peru, 34,000; Iran, 33,000; Colombia, 30,000; Argentina, 29,000; Russia, 26,000, and South Africa, 19,000.

Monday, Oct. 26

Kansas has 78,676 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,646 hospitalizations and 976 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 547,255 negative tests. Miami County has 539 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 14,581, followed by Sedgwick County, 12,004; Wyandotte County, 8,376; Shawnee County, 3,495; Ford County, 3,371; Douglas County, 2,696; Finney County, 2,620; Leavenworth County, 2,613; and Reno County, 2,068.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 42.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,152,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.6 million cases which have resulted in over 225,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 131 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.4 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 156,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 118,000; Mexico, 88,000; United Kingdom, 44,000; Italy, 37,000; Spain, 34,000; France, 34,000; Peru, 34,000; Iran, 32,000; Colombia, 30,000; Argentina, 28,000; Russia, 25,000, and South Africa, 18,000.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 42.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,146,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.5 million cases which have resulted in over 224,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 130 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 156,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 117,000; Mexico, 88,000; United Kingdom, 44,000; Italy, 37,000; Spain, 34,000; France, 34,000; Peru, 34,000; Iran, 32,000; Colombia, 29,000; Argentina, 28,000; Russia, 25,000, and South Africa, 18,000.

Friday, Oct. 23

Kansas has 76,230 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,584 hospitalizations and 975 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 540,032 negative tests. Miami County has 520 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 14,148, followed by Sedgwick County, 11,550; Wyandotte County, 8,216; Shawnee County, 3,416; Ford County, 3,343; Douglas County, 2,662; Leavenworth County, 2,582; and Finney County, 2,528.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 41.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,132,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.3 million cases which have resulted in over 222,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 127 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 155,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 116,000; Mexico, 87,000; United Kingdom, 44,000; Italy, 36,000; Spain, 34,000; France, 34,000; Peru, 33,000; Iran, 31,000; Colombia, 29,000; Argentina, 27,000; Russia, 25,000, and South Africa, 18,000.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Miami County has 20 active COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday. The county has recorded 509 cases, and 487 of those cases have recovered. The county has recorded two COVID-19-related deaths. The department reports 5,514 people have been tested in the county.

The health department's statistics show 13 active cases have Paola addresses, followed by Osawatomie, three cases; Louisburg, two cases; Spring Hill, one case; and Bucyrus, one case. The county has had one new hospitalization since last Wednesday's weekly report, and 6 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization, according to the report.

The county is monitoring one active cluster/outbreak at a college/university that has seven cases associated with it, according to the department's report. Five of those cases are Miami County residents, and the other two are from Linn County.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment's weekly cluster/outbreak summary shows the state has 235 active clusters which have accounted for 8,575 cases, 283 hospitalizations and 177 deaths. Overall, the state has recorded 846 clusters that have accounted for 508 deaths. Norton Correctional Facility has the largest active cluster with 181 cases, followed by Hutchinson Correctional Facility with 161 cases. Andbe Home, located in Norton, has the largest cluster among  long term care facilities at 74 cases. Benedictine College's 26 cases is the largest cluster among colleges and universities. 

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Kansas has 74,456 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,506 hospitalizations and 952 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 531,053 negative tests. Miami County has 509 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 13,906, followed by Sedgwick County, 11,185; Wyandotte County, 8,147; Shawnee County, 3,376; Ford County, 3,313; Douglas County, 2,632; Leavenworth County, 2,561; and Finney County, 2,454.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 40.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,121,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.2 million cases which have resulted in over 220,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 126 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 154,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 115,000; Mexico, 86,000; United Kingdom, 44,000; Italy, 36,000; Spain, 34,000; Peru, 33,000; France, 33,000; Iran, 31,000; Colombia, 29,000; Argentina, 26,000; Russia, 24,000; and South Africa, 18,000.

Monday, Oct. 19

Kansas has 72,968 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,421 hospitalizations and 872 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 525,426 negative tests. Miami County has 505 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 13,702, followed by Sedgwick County, 10,927; Wyandotte County, 8,039; Ford County, 3,268; Shawnee County, 3,318; Douglas County, 2,602; Leavenworth County, 2,534; and Finney County, 2,420.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 39.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,111,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8.1 million cases which have resulted in over 219,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 123 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 153,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 114,000; Mexico, 86,000; United Kingdom, 43,000; Italy, 36,000; Peru, 33,000; Spain, 33,000; France, 33,000; Iran, 30,000; Colombia, 28,000; Argentina, 26,000; Russia,  24,000; and South Africa, 18,000.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 39.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,106,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 8 million cases which have resulted in over 218,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 122 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 153,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 112,000; Mexico, 85,000; United Kingdom, 43,000; Italy, 36,000; Peru, 33,000; Spain, 33,000; France, 33,000; Iran, 30,000; Colombia, 28,000; Argentina, 25,000; Russia,  23,000; and South Africa, 18,000.

Friday, Oct. 16

Kansas has 70,855 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,370 hospitalizations and 859 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 518,334 negative tests. Miami County has 495 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 13,410, followed by Sedgwick County, 10,577; Wyandotte County, 7,917; Ford County, 3,240; Shawnee County, 3,235; Douglas County, 2,554; Leavenworth County, 2,489; and Finney County, 2,342.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 38.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,094,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.9 million cases which have resulted in over 217,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 118 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 151,000 in Brazil, followed by India, 111,000; Mexico, 84,000; United Kingdom, 43,000; Italy, 36,000; Peru, 33,000; Spain, 33,000; France, 33,000; Iran, 29,000; Colombia, 28,000; Argentina, 24,000; Russia,  23,000; and South Africa, 18,000.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Miami County has recorded its second COVID-19 related death, the Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The individual, a male over the age of 80, was hospitalized at an area hospital at the time of his passing Sunday, Oct. 11, Christena Beer said in an email. Beer is the health department's disease investigator. The department did not disclose where the individual resided and does not plan to release further details about the patient at this time.

The county's first COVID-related death took place Sept. 10. The individual was a woman over the age of 60.

Currently, the county has 33 active COVID-19 cases, according to the department's report. The county has recorded 474 cases, and 439 of those cases have already recovered. The health department's statistics show there are 14 active cases with Paola addresses, followed by Osawatomie, 12 cases; Louisburg, six cases; and Spring Hill, one case. The county has had one new hospitalization since last Wednesday's report, and 6 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization, according to the report.

The county is monitoring one active cluster/outbreak at a college/university that has seven cases associated with it, according to the department's report. Five of those cases are Miami County residents, and the other two are from Linn County.

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Kansas has 69,155 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,309 hospitalizations and 838 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 510,672 negative tests. Miami County has 474 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, KDHE reports Johnson County has the most cases at 13,167, followed by Sedgwick County, 10,298; Wyandotte County, 7,810; Ford County, 3,203; Shawnee County, 3,180; Douglas County, 2,514; Leavenworth County, 2,449; and Finney County, 2,299.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment's weekly cluster/outbreak summary shows the state has 241 active clusters which have accounted for 8,063 cases, 254 hospitalizations and 154 deaths. Overall, the state has recorded 806 clusters that have accounted for 470 deaths. Norton Correctional Facility has the largest active cluster with 108 cases, followed by Hutchinson Correctional Facility with 105 cases. Mennonite Friendship Communities, a long term care facility in Reno County, has 47 cases. The largest cluster among private businesses is located at National Beef in Dodge City, which has 28 cases. The largest school clusters are at Oak Grove Elementary in Kansas City, Kan., and Dodge City USD 443, with 11 cases each. Bethel College's 36 cases is the largest cluster among colleges and universities. 

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 37.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,083,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.8 million cases which have resulted in over 215,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 116 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 150,000 in Brazil, 109,000 in India, 83,000 in Mexico, 43,000 in the United Kingdom, 36,000 in Italy, 33,000 in Peru, 33,000 in Spain, 32,000 in France, 29,000 in Iran, 27,000 in Colombia, 24,000 in Argentina, 22,000 in Russia, and 17,000 in South Africa.

Monday, Oct. 12

Kansas has 67,862 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,239 hospitalizations and 771 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 504,219 negative tests. Miami County has 469 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 12,932, followed by Sedgwick County, 10,148; Wyandotte County, 7,721; Ford County, 3,174; Shawnee County, 3,116; Douglas County, 2,478; Leavenworth County, 2,429; and Finney County, 2,266.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 36.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,069,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.6 million cases which have resulted in over 213,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 113 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 149,000 in Brazil, 107,000 in India, 83,000 in Mexico, 42,000 in the United Kingdom, 36,000 in Italy, 33,000 in Peru, 32,000 in France, 32,000 in Spain, 28,000 in Iran, 27,000 in Colombia, 23,000 in Argentina, 22,000 in Russia, and 17,000 in South Africa.

Friday, Oct. 9

Kansas has 65,807 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,185 hospitalizations and 763 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 494,382 negative tests. Miami County has 452 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 12,620, followed by Sedgwick County, 9,839; Wyandotte County, 7,594; Ford County, 3,094; Shawnee County, 3,020; Douglas County, 2,423; Leavenworth County, 2,386; and Finney County, 2,214.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 36.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,058,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.5 million cases which have resulted in over 212,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 111 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 148,000 in Brazil, 105,000 in India, 82,000 in Mexico, 42,000 in the United Kingdom, 36,000 in Italy, 33,000 in Peru, 32,000 in France, 32,000 in Spain, 27,000 in Iran, 27,000 in Colombia, 22,000 in Argentina, 21,000 in Russia, and 17,000 in South Africa.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Miami County has recorded 433 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday. The county has 27 active cases, 405 recovered cases and one death, according to the health department. The department reports 5,035 people have been tested to date in the county. Miami County has had two new hospitalizations in the past week, and 6.5 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. The health department's statistics show there are nine active cases with Spring Hill addresses. Paola and Osawatomie each have seven active cases, and Louisburg and Bucyrus both have two active cases. The health department reports the county has one active cluster at a private business with seven active cases (six Miami County cases and one Linn County case) associated with the outbreak.

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Kansas has 63,592 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,121 hospitalizations and 723 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 485,446 negative tests. Miami County has 433 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 12,329, followed by Sedgwick County, 9,599; Wyandotte County, 7,477; Ford County, 3,034; Shawnee County, 2,975; Douglas County, 2,361; Leavenworth County, 2,349; and Finney County, 2,184.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday the state has 223 active COVID-19 clusters, four more clusters than last Wednesday, which have accounted for 7,161 cases, 238 hospitalizations and 148 deaths. The three largest active clusters in the state as of Wednesday's report are located at Infinity Park Post Acute & Rehab, Overland Park, 54 cases; Hutchinson Correctional Facility, 32 cases; and National Beef, Dodge City, 31 cases. The largest education-related clusters are at Allen County Community College, Iola, with 16 cases, and Dodge City USD 443 with 12 cases. KDHE releases the names of locations that have five or more cases with symptom-onset dates in the last 14 days in its cluster report, which is published on Wednesdays.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 35.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,046,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.4 million cases which have resulted in over 210,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 108 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 146,000 in Brazil, 103,000 in India, 81,000 in Mexico, 42,000 in the United Kingdom, 36,000 in Italy, 32,000 in Peru, 32,000 in France, 32,000 in Spain, 27,000 in Iran, 26,000 in Colombia, 21,000 in Russia, 21,000 in Argentina, and 17,000 in South Africa.

Monday, Oct. 5

Kansas has 62,708 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 3,036 hospitalizations and 706 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 478,398 negative tests. Miami County has 428 cases, an increase of 10 cases since Friday's report, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 12,071, followed by Sedgwick County, 9,509; Wyandotte County, 7,353; Ford County, 2,986; Shawnee County, 2,925; Douglas County, 2,324; Leavenworth County, 2,324; and Finney County, 2,159.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 34.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,030,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.3 million cases which have resulted in over 209,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 106 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.8 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 145,000 in Brazil; 100,000 in India; 78,000 in Mexico; 42,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 32,000 in Peru; 32,000 in France; 32,000 in Spain; 26,000 in Iran; 26,000 in Colombia; 21,000 in Russia; 20,000 in Argentina; and 16,000 in South Africa.

Friday, Oct. 2

Kansas has 61,111 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,983 hospitalizations and 698 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 470,006 negative tests. Miami County has 418 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 11,800, followed by Sedgwick County, 9,276; Wyandotte County, 7,271; Ford County, 2,942; Shawnee County, 2,864; Leavenworth County, 2,293; Douglas County, 2,275; and Finney County, 2,087.

Thursday, Oct. 1

President Donald Trump announced Thursday night via Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. "Tonight, @FLOTUS (Melania Trump) and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!" The President and First Lady were reported to be experiencing mild symptoms. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 34 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,015,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.2 million cases which have resulted in over 207,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 103 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.8 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 143,000 in Brazil; 98,000 in India; 77,000 in Mexico; 42,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 32,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 31,000 in Spain; 26,000 in Iran; 25,000 in Colombia; 20,000 in Russia; 16,000 in Argentina; and 16,000 in South Africa.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Miami County has recorded 407 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday. The county has 41 active cases, 365 recovered cases and one death, according to the health department. The department reports 4,800 people have been tested to date in the county. Miami County has had one new hospitalization in the past week, and 7 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. The health department's statistics show there are 13 active cases with Paola addresses, and 13 active cases with Louisburg addresses. Osawatomie has 11 active cases, and Bucyrus has two active cases. Spring Hill and Fontana each have one active case. The health department reports the county has one active cluster at a private business with six active cases associated with the outbreak.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday the state has 219 active COVID-19 clusters which have accounted for 7,035 cases, 232 hospitalizations and 149 deaths. The three largest active clusters in the state as of Wednesday's report are located in correctional facilities, according to KDHE. Hutchinson Correctional Facility has 85 active cases, followed by the Larned Mental Health Correctional Facility, with 79 cases, and the El Dorado Correctional Facility, with 57 cases. The largest private business cluster is at National Beef in Dodge City, with 14 cases. The largest cluster at a long term care facility is Infinity Park Post Acute and Rehab in Overland Park, with 51 cases. Baldwin High School has an active cluster with five cases, and the Derby High School football team has the largest sports cluster with 14 cases. KDHE releases the names of locations that have five or more cases with symptom-onset dates in the last 14 days in its cluster report, which is published on Wednesdays. 

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Kansas has 59,749 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,917 hospitalizations and 678 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 461,701 negative tests. Miami County has 407 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 11,575, followed by Sedgwick County, 9,102; Wyandotte County, 7,163; Ford County, 2,902; Shawnee County, 2,804; Leavenworth County, 2,258; Douglas County, 2,241; and Finney County, 2,066.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 33.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 1,003,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 7.1 million cases which have resulted in over 205,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 102 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.7 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 142,000 in Brazil; 96,000 in India; 76,000 in Mexico; 42,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 32,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 31,000 in Spain; 25,000 in Iran; 25,000 in Colombia; 20,000 in Russia; and 16,000 in South Africa.

Monday, Sept. 28

Kansas has 58,629 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,852 hospitalizations and 637 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 455,280 negative tests. Miami County has 391 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 11,348, followed by Sedgwick County, 9,008; Wyandotte County, 7,095; Ford County, 2,859; Shawnee County, 2,765; Leavenworth County, 2,232; Douglas County, 2,185; and Finney County, 2,055.

Sunday, Sept. 27

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 32.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 995,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.9 million cases which have resulted in over 204,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 100 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.7 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 141,000 in Brazil; 94,000 in India; 76,000 in Mexico; 42,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 32,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 31,000 in Spain; 25,000 in Iran; 25,000 in Colombia; 20,000 in Russia; and 16,000 in South Africa.

Friday, Sept. 25

Kansas has 56,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,816 hospitalizations and 632 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 446,178 negative tests. Miami County has 375 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 10,997, followed by Sedgwick County, 8,757; Wyandotte County, 6,989; Ford County, 2,800; Shawnee County, 2,710; Leavenworth County, 2,080; Douglas County, 2,077; and Finney County, 1,988.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 31.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 977,000 deaths as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.9 million cases which have resulted in over 201,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 97 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.6 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls in U.S. states have reached more than 33,000 in New York; 16,000 in New Jersey; 15,000 in Texas; 15,000 in California; 13,000 in Florida; and 9,000 in Massachusetts. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 138,000 in Brazil; 91,000 in India; 74,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 31,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 31,000 in Spain; 25,000 in Iran; 24,000 in Colombia; 19,000 in Russia; and 16,000 in South Africa.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Miami County has recorded 357 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at Wednesday. The county has 29 active cases, 327 recovered cases and one death, according to the health department. The department reports 4,536 people have been tested to date in the county. Miami County has not had any new hospitalizations in the past week, and 8 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. The health department's statistics show 11 of the active cases have Paola addresses, followed by Osawatomie, 9; Louisburg, 7; Spring, Hill 1; and Fontana, 1. The health department reports the county has two active clusters. One is a faith-based organization and the other is a private business.The department reported there have not been any new cases associated with either cluster in the past week. After one full incubation period passes without a new case, a cluster will be deemed inactive, according to the report.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday the state has 211 active COVID-19 clusters which have accounted for 8,022 cases, 257 hospitalizations and 128 deaths.

Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday it is tracking two of those active clusters, one in a faith-based organization and one in a private business. The local health department reported there have not been any new cases associated with either cluster in the past week. After one full incubation period passes without a new case, a cluster will be deemed inactive, according to the report.

Since the pandemic began, the state has recorded 636 clusters which have accounted for 12,502 cases, 706 hospitalizations and 365 deaths, according to KDHE.

The largest active cluster in the state has 35 cases and is associated with Kenwoodview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Salina, followed by 29 cases at Rolling Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center of Topeka. By category, active clusters are located in colleges and universities, corrections, healthcare, long term care facilities, private businesses, religious gatherings, schools and sports.

The largest private business cluster is at National Beef in Dodge City, with 20 cases. Baxter Springs Hill School has the largest school cluster at 11 cases. Mending Place Church of Wichita has 12 positive cases and is the largest cluster among religious gatherings. 

KDHE will release the names of locations that have five or more cases with symptom-onset dates in the last 14 days every Wednesday.

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Kansas has 55,226 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,766 hospitalizations and 621 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 437,055 negative tests. Miami County has 357 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 10,697, followed by Sedgwick County, 8,577; Wyandotte County, 6,906; Ford County, 2,756; Shawnee County, 2,671; Douglas County, 2,032; Leavenworth County, 2,023; and Finney County, 1,961.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 31.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 966,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.8 million cases which have resulted in over 200,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 95 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.6 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 137,000 in Brazil; 88,000 in India; 73,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 31,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 30,000 in Spain; 24,000 in Iran; 24,000 in Colombia; and 19,000 in Russia.

Monday, Sept. 21

Kansas has 53,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,706 hospitalizations and 600 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 430,732 negative tests. Miami County has 345 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 10,462, followed by Sedgwick County, 8,465; Wyandotte County, 6,822; Ford County, 2,691; Shawnee County, 2,602; Douglas County, 1,983; Leavenworth County, 1,979 and Finney County, 1,935.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 30.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 957,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.7 million cases which have resulted in over 199,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 94 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 136,000 in Brazil; 86,000 in India; 73,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy;  31,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 30,000 in Spain; 24,000 in Iran; 24,000 in Colombia; and 19,000 in Russia.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 30.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 953,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.7 million cases which have resulted in over 199,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 93 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 135,000 in Brazil; 85,000 in India; 72,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy;  31,000 in Peru; 31,000 in France; 30,000 in Spain; 24,000 in Iran; 23,000 in Colombia; and 19,000 in Russia.

Friday, Sept. 18

Kansas has 52,285 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,671 hospitalizations and 596 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 422,464 negative tests. Miami County has 327 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 10,178, followed by Sedgwick County, 8,270; Wyandotte County, 6,739; Ford County, 2,624; Shawnee County, 2,563; Leavenworth County, 1,924; Finney County, 1,893; and Douglas County, 1,889.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 29.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 942,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.6 million cases which have resulted in over 197,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 90 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 134,000 in Brazil; 83,000 in India; 71,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 31,000 in France; 31,000 in Peru; 30,000 in Spain; 23,000 in Iran; 23,000 in Colombia; and 18,000 in Russia.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Miami County has recorded 314 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The county has 30 active cases, 283 recovered cases and one death, according to the health department. The department reports 4,263 people have been tested to date in the county. Miami County has had two new hospitalizations since last Wednesday, Sept. 9, and 8 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. The health department's statistics show 21 of the active cases have Paola addresses, followed by Spring Hill, 4; Osawatomie, 3; Louisburg, 1; and Fontana, 1. The health department reports the county has two active clusters. One is a faith-based organization and the other is a private business.

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Kansas has 191 active COVID-19 clusters which have accounted for 6,744 cases, 229 hospitalizations, and 107 deaths as of Wednesday, Sept. 16, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE's weekly cluster report is released on Wednesdays. Of the active clusters, two are located in Miami County - one at a faith-based organization and the other at a private business. The state has had 596 clusters since the pandemic began, which have accounted for 11,974 cases, 687 hospitalizations and 346 of the state's 586 deaths, according to KDHE. The agency reports long-term care facilities have accounted for the most clusters at 169, which have led to 362 hospitalizations and 286 deaths. 

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Kansas has 50,870 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,616 hospitalizations and 586 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 413,356 negative tests. Miami County has 314 cases. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 9,917, followed by Sedgwick County, 8,107; Wyandotte County, 6,652; Ford County, 2,571; Shawnee County, 2,523; Leavenworth County, 1,891; Finney County, 1,862; and Douglas County, 1,842.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 29.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 936,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.6 million cases which have resulted in over 195,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 89 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.4 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 133,000 in Brazil; 82,000 in India; 71,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 31,000 in France; 30,000 in Peru; 30,000 in Spain; 23,000 in Iran; 23,000 in Colombia; and 18,000 in Russia.

Monday, Sept. 14

Kansas has 49,899 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,572 hospitalizations and 534 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Monday. Kansas has recorded 408,482 negative tests. Miami County has 312 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 9,687, followed by Sedgwick County, 8,040; Wyandotte County, 6,578; Ford County, 2,534; Shawnee County, 2,496; Leavenworth County, 1,870; Finney County, 1,852; and Douglas County, 1,783.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 28.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 917,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.4 million cases which have resulted in over 193,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 87 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.4 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 130,000 in Brazil; 77,000 in India; 70,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 30,000 in Peru; 29,000 in Spain; 23,000 in Iran; 22,000 in Colombia; and 18,000 in Russia.

Friday, Sept. 11

Kansas has 48,386 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,537 hospitalizations and 511 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Friday. Kansas has recorded 400,544 negative tests. Miami County has 295 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 9,350, followed by Sedgwick County, 7,839; Wyandotte County, 6,492; Ford County, 2,486; Shawnee County, 2,448; Finney County, 1,835; Leavenworth County, 1,819; and Douglas County, 1,709.

Thursday, Sept. 10

The Miami County Health Department reports the first confirmed death of a Miami County resident due to COVID-19 occurred on Thursday, Sept. 10. The individual, a woman over the age of 60, was a patient in an area hospital at the time of her passing, according to a health department news release. The woman was not identified in the report.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 27.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 905,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.3 million cases which have resulted in over 191,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 84 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 128,000 in Brazil; 75,000 in India; 69,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 30,000 in Peru; 29,000 in Spain; 22,000 in Iran; 22,000 in Colombia; and 18,000 in Russia.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Miami County has recorded 282 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The county has 61 active cases, and 221 cases have recovered, according to the health department. The department reports 4,043 people have been tested to date in the county. Miami County has had three new hospitalizations since last Thursday, Sept. 3, and 7 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. The health department's statistics show 30 of the active cases have Paola addresses, followed by Louisburg, 23; Osawatomie, 6; Spring Hill, 1; and Fontana, 1. The health department reports the county has two active clusters. One is a faith-based organization and the other is a private business.

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A total of 21 cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Faith Chapel Assembly of God in Louisburg, making it the largest active cluster of the virus originating from a religious gathering in the state of Kansas. The data was included in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s new cluster summary report, which was released for the first time Wednesday.

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Kansas has 47,410 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,470 hospitalizations and 495 deaths, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported Wednesday. Kansas has recorded 394,004 negative tests. Miami County has 282 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 9,147, followed by Sedgwick County, 7,763; Wyandotte County, 6,416; Ford County, 2,448; Shawnee County, 2,420; Finney County, 1,831; Leavenworth County, 1,794; and Douglas County, 1,638.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 27.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 897,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.3 million cases which have resulted in over 189,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 83 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 126,000 in Brazil; 72,000 in India; 67,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 29,000 in Peru; 29,000 in Spain; 22,000 in Iran; 21,000 in Colombia; and 17,000 in Russia.

Monday, Sept. 7

Kansas has 46,914 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,441 hospitalizations and 485 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 389,772 negative tests. Miami County has 276 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 9,047, followed by Sedgwick County, 7,714; Wyandotte County, 6,359; Ford County, 2,423; Shawnee County, 2,387; Finney County, 1,827; Leavenworth County, 1,781; and Douglas County, 1,600.

Sunday, Sept. 6

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 26.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 880,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.2 million cases which have resulted in over 188,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 82 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 126,000 in Brazil; 70,000 in India; 67,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 29,000 in Peru; 29,000 in Spain; 22,000 in Iran; 21,000 in Colombia; and 17,000 in Russia.

Friday, Sept. 4

Kansas has 45,220 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,415 hospitalizations and 481 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 381,985 negative tests. Miami County has 245 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 8,695, followed by Sedgwick County, 7,550; Wyandotte County, 6,280; Ford County, 2,395; Shawnee County, 2,305; Finney County, 1,811; Leavenworth County, 1,750; and Douglas County, 1,480.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 26.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 864,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6.1 million cases which have resulted in over 186,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 79 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwide, death tolls have climbed to more than 123,000 in Brazil; 67,000 in India; 65,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 29,000 in Spain; 29,000 in Peru; 21,000 in Iran; 20,000 in Colombia; and 17,000 in Russia.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

The Miami County Health Department has modified its close-contact guidance for school classrooms to clear up a discrepancy between the governor's Executive Order 20-59 and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). School districts set up their reopening plans based on the Executive Order, which does not require 6 feet distance between students in the classroom if they are wearing masks. KDHE, which the health department has followed, requires 6 feet of separation, even with the masks. The modification allows students to be within 6 feet of each other in the classroom as long as they are wearing masks. The modification, which only applies to classroom settings, should cut down on the number of students that would have to go into quarantine if a positive case occurs in the classroom.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 25.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 852,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 6 million cases which have resulted in over 183,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 78 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Worldwidde, death tolls have climbed to more than 121,000 in Brazil; 65,000 in India; 64,000 in Mexico; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 29,000 in Spain; 28,000 in Peru; 21,000 in Iran; 19,000 in Colombia; and 17,000 in Russia.

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Osawatomie USD 367 has reported that four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, the district learned a Trojan Elementary staff member had tested positive. Then on Tuesday, the district learned a second Trojan staff member had tested positive, as well as an Osawatomie Middle School staff member and a district office staff member. Superintendent Justin Burchett said Tuesday the district does not anticipate having to close any schools because of the positive tests.

Monday, Aug. 31

Kansas has 42,612 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,304 hospitalizations and 446 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 370,637 negative tests. Miami County has 211 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 8,240, followed by Sedgwick County, 7,306; Wyandotte County, 6,108; Ford County, 2,333; Shawnee County, 2,186; Finney County, 1,798; Leavenworth County, 1,777; Seward County, 1,281; Douglas County, 1,277; and Lyon County, 831.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 25 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 843,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.9 million cases which have resulted in over 182,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 76 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 120,000 in Brazil; 63,000 in Mexico; 63,000 in India; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 29,000 in Spain; 28,000 in Peru; 21,000 in Iran; 19,000 in Colombia; and 17,000 in Russia.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 24.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 840,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.9 million cases which have resulted in over 182,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 76 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 120,000 in Brazil; 63,000 in Mexico; 62,000 in India; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 29,000 in Spain; 28,000 in Peru; 21,000 in Iran; 18,000 in Colombia; and 16,000 in Russia.

Friday, Aug. 28

Kansas has 41,048 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,278 hospitalizations and 443 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 362,099 negative tests. Miami County has 194 cases, according to KDHE. Statewide, Johnson County has the most cases at 7,920, followed by Sedgwick County, 7,093; Wyandotte County, 6,011; Ford County, 2,309; Shawnee County, 2,123; Finney County, 1,785; Leavenworth County, 1,674; Seward County, 1,267; Douglas County, 1,189; and Lyon County, 814.

Thursday, Aug. 27

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 24.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 827,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.8 million cases which have resulted in over 180,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 74 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 117,000 in Brazil; 62,000 in Mexico; 60,000 in India; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 28,000 in Peru; 21,000 in Iran; 18,000 in Colombia; and 16,000 in Russia.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

The Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday afternoon that both clusters/outbreak investigations the department has been conducting are now closed as one full incubation period has gone by with no new cases identified. Individuals who tested positive associated with the clusters are now considered recovered, the department reported.

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Miami County has recorded 188 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Sixteen cases are active. The other 172 cases have recovered, according to the health department. The department reports 3,527 people have been tested to date in the county. County statistics indicate 48 cases have occurred in individuals ages 50-59, followed by 30 cases in the 40-49 age range. The department reports 8 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. No Miami County cases are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications, the department reported. The health department's statistics show 92 of the cases have Paola addresses, followed by Louisburg, 57; Osawatomie, 15; Bucyrus, 8; Spring Hill, 6; Wellsville, 4; La Cygne, 3; Fontana, 2; and Rantoul, 1.

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Kansas has 39,937 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,226 hospitalizations and 437 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 355,160 negative tests. Miami County has 188 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday afternoon. Statewide, KDHE reported Johnson County has the most cases at 7,682, followed by Sedgwick County, 6,992; Wyandotte County, 5,920; Ford County, 2,282; Shawnee County, 2,056; Finney County, 1,772; Leavenworth County, 1,658; Seward County, 1,249; Douglas County, 1,075; and Lyon County, 802.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 23.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 814,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.7 million cases which have resulted in over 177,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 72 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 115,000 in Brazil; 60,000 in Mexico; 58,000 in India; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 27,000 in Peru; 20,000 in Iran; 17,000 in Colombia; and 16,000 in Russia.

Monday, Aug. 24

Kansas has 38,401 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 105 counties that have resulted in 2,183 hospitalizations and 426 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 348,556 negative tests. Miami County has 187 cases, up 10 cases from Friday, Aug. 21. Johnson County has the most cases at 7,418, followed by Sedgwick County, 6,652; Wyandotte County, 5,761; Ford County, 2,257; Shawnee County, 1,986; Finney County, 1,763; Leavenworth County, 1,634; Seward County, 1,221; Douglas County, 1,001; and Lyon County, 785.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 23.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 805,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.6 million cases which have resulted in over 176,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 71 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 114,000 in Brazil; 60,000 in Mexico; 56,000 in India; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 27,000 in Peru; 20,000 in Iran; 16,000 in Colombia; and 16,000 in Russia.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 22.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in nearly 800,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.6 million cases which have resulted in over 175,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 70.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 113,000 in Brazil; 59,000 in Mexico; 55,000 in India; 41,000 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 27,000 in Peru; 20,000 in Iran; 16,000 in Colombia; and 16,000 in Russia.

Friday, Aug. 21

Kansas has 36,856 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 2,159 hospitalizations and 419 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 329,459 negative tests. Miami County has 177 cases. Johnson County has the most cases at 7,058, followed by Sedgwick County, 6,386; Wyandotte County, 5,661; Ford County, 2,241; Shawnee County, 1,928; Finney County, 1,755; Leavenworth County, 1,603; Seward County, 1,211; Douglas County, 880; and Lyon County, 766.

Thursday, Aug. 20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 22.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in 788,593 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.5 million cases which have resulted in 173,204 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 69 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.9 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the highest death tolls are Brazil, 111,100; Mexico, 58,481; India, 53,866; United Kingdom, 41,483; Italy, 35,412; France, 30,434; Spain, 28,797; Peru, 26,834; Iran, 20,264; Russia, 16,057; and Colombia, 15,979.

Wednesday, Aug. 19

Miami County has recorded 165 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Twenty-one cases are active. The other 144 cases have recovered, according to the health department. The department reports 3,304 people have been tested to date in the county. County statistics indicate 43 cases have occurred in individuals ages 50-59, followed by 27 cases in the 40-49 age range. The department reports 9 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. No Miami County cases are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications, the department reported. The health department's statistics show 78 of the cases have Paola addresses, followed by Louisburg, 54; Osawatomie, 10; Bucyrus, 8; Spring Hill, 6; Wellsville, 4; Fontana, 2; La Cygne, 2, and Rantoul, 1.

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Kansas has 35,890 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 2,090 hospitalizations and 411 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 323,950 negative tests. Miami County has 165 cases. Johnson County has the most cases at 6,788, followed by Sedgwick County, 6,212; Wyandotte County, 5,553; Ford County, 2,237; Shawnee County, 1,856; Finney County, 1,749; Leavenworth County, 1,587; Seward County, 1,202; Douglas County, 851, and Lyon County, 742.

Monday, Aug. 17

Kansas has 35,167 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 2,034 hospitalizations and 405 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 319,095 negative tests. Miami County has 160 cases, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases at 6,615, followed by Sedgwick County, 6,102; Wyandotte County, 5,451; Ford County, 2,219; Shawnee County, 1,787; Finney County, 1,742; Leavenworth County, 1,576; Seward County, 1,192; Douglas County, 834, and Lyon County, 734.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 21.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in 767,422 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.3 million cases which have resulted in 168,952 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 65 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.7 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the highest death tolls are Brazil, 106,523; Mexico, 55,908; India, 49,036; United Kingdom, 46,791; Italy, 35,392; France, 30,410; Spain, 28,617; Peru, 25,856; Iran, 19,492, and Russia, 15,585.

Friday, Aug. 14

Kansas has 33,885 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 2,020 hospitalizations and 402 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 309,158 negative tests. Miami County has 152 cases, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases at 6,357, followed by Sedgwick County, 5,718; Wyandotte County, 5,239;  Ford County, 2,206; Finney County, 1,730; Shawnee County, 1,720; Leavenworth County, 1,549; Seward County, 1,189; Douglas County, 805, and Lyon County, 703.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 20.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in 751,887 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.2 million cases which have resulted in 166,956 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 63.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.7 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the highest death tolls are Brazil, 104,207; Mexico, 54,666; United Kingdom, 46,791; India, 47,033; Italy, 35,231; France, 30,376; Spain, 28,605; Peru, 21,713; Iran, 19,162, and Russia, 15,353.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

Health officials report that two new COVID-19 clusters have been identified in Miami County.

One cluster is located in a residential facility, while the other has occurred in an assisted living facility, according to the Miami County Health Department. The health department did not disclose the name or location of either facility.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 20.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 738,063 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 5.1 million cases which have resulted in 164,137 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 62.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.6 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the highest death tolls are Brazil, 101,752; Mexico, 53,003; United Kingdom, 46,611; India, 45,257; Italy, 35,215; France, 30,327; Spain, 28,581; Peru, 21,276; Iran, 18,800, and Russia, 15,103.

Monday, Aug. 10

Kansas has 31,730 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,911 hospitalizations and 387 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 294,939 negative tests. Miami County has 144 cases, an increase off eight cases since Friday, Aug. 7. Johnson County has the most cases at 5,913, followed by Sedgwick County, 5,207; Wyandotte County, 5,063;  Ford County, 2,184; Finney County, 1,713; Shawnee County, 1,588; Leavenworth County, 1,513; Seward County, 1,158; Douglas County, 746, and Lyon County, 685.

Friday, Aug. 7

Kansas has 30,638 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,875 hospitalizations and 380 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 285,874 negative tests. Miami County has 136 cases, an increase off three cases since Wednesday, Aug. 5. Johnson County has the most cases at 5,637, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,961; Sedgwick County, 4,935; Ford County, 2,161; Finney County, 1,706; Shawnee County, 1,522; Leavenworth County, 1,487; Seward County, 1,144; Douglas County, 717, and Lyon County, 668.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 18.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in 708,316 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.8 million cases which have resulted in 158,268 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 58 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the highest death tolls are Brazil, 97,256; Mexico, 49,698; United Kingdom, 46,295; India, 40,699; Italy, 35,181; France, 30,297; Spain, 28,499; Peru, 20,228; Iran, 17,976, and Russia, 14,579.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Miami County has recorded a total of 133 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Ten cases are active. The other 123 cases have recovered, according to the health department. The department reports 2,878 people have been tested to date in the county. County statistics indicate 36 cases have occurred in individuals ages 50-59, followed by 23 cases in the 20-29 age range. The department reports 8 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. No Miami County cases are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19 complications, the department reported. The health department's statistics show 61 of the cases have Paola addresses, followed by Louisburg, 44; Osawatomie, 9; Bucyrus, 8; Spring Hill, 4; Wellsville, 4; Fontana, 2, and La Cygne, 1.

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Kansas has 29,717 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,821 hospitalizations and 368 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 279,001 negative tests. Miami County has 133 cases, an increase off three cases since Monday, Aug. 3. Johnson County has the most cases at 5,434, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,811; Sedgwick County, 4,723; Ford County, 2,147; Finney County, 1,694; Shawnee County, 1,476; Leavenworth County, 1,472; Seward County, 1,138; Douglas County, 700, and Lyon County, 654.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 18.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 696,389 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.6 million cases which have resulted in 156,301 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 57 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.5 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 94,665; Mexico, 48,012; United Kingdom, 46,295; India, 38,938; Italy, 35,171; France, 30,279; Spain, 28,498; Peru, 19,811; Iran, 17,617, and Russia, 14,327.

Monday, Aug. 3

Kansas has 28,876 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,782 hospitalizations and 365 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 272,963 negative tests. Miami County has 130 cases, an increase off eight cases since Friday, July 31. Johnson County has the most cases at 5,252, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,711; Sedgwick County, 4,506; Ford County, 2,121; Finney County, 1,655; Leavenworth County, 1,457; Shawnee County, 1,443; Seward County, 1,127; Douglas County, 685, and Lyon County, 650.

Saturday, Aug. 1

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 17.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in 680,575 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.5 million cases which have resulted in 153,642 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 55 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.4 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 92,475; Mexico, 46,688; United Kingdom, 46,278; India, 36,511; Italy, 35,146; France, 30,268; Spain, 28,445; Peru, 19,021; Iran, 16,982, and Russia, 14,034.

Friday, July 31

Kansas has 27,812 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,751 hospitalizations and 358 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 264,695 negative tests. Miami County has 122 cases, an increase off five cases since Wednesday, July 29. Johnson County has the most cases at 4,995, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,587; Sedgwick County, 4,196; Ford County, 2,106; Finney County, 1,646; Leavenworth County, 1,422; Shawnee County, 1,398; Seward County, 1,119; Douglas County, 663, and Lyon County, 636.

Thursday, July 30

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 17.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 668,801 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.3 million cases which have resulted in 151,451 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 53 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 90,134; United Kingdom, 46,046; Mexico, 45,361; Italy, 35,132; India, 34,956; France, 30,241; Spain, 28,443; Peru, 18,816; Iran, 16,569, and Russia, 13,778.

Wednesday, July 29

Miami County has recorded a total of 117 COVID-19 cases, the Miami County Health Department reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Sixteen cases are active, with one individual currently hospitalized. The other 101 cases have recovered, according to the health department. The department reports 2,604 people have been tested to date in the county. County statistics indicate 33 cases have occurred in people ages 50-59, followed by 18 cases in the 20-29 age range. The department reports 9 percent of the county's total cases have required hospitalization. The health department's statistics show 54 of the cases have Paola addresses, followed by Louisburg, 39; Bucyrus, 8; Osawatomie, 6; Spring Hill, 4; Wellsville, 4, and Fontana, 2.

County health department officials said the percentage of positive tests to total test results is an important indicator of how the virus is spreading locally. Last week, July 19-25, a total of 214 test results were received, and 5.14 percent were positive. That percentage is down from the previous week, when 232 test results were received and 7.76 percent were positive. The department notes test results can take anywhere from one to 15 days to receive from the reporting provider/laboratory, so the numbers can represent specimens collected up to 15 days prior to the report being received.

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Kansas has 26,870 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,700 hospitalizations and 349 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 258,079 negative tests. Johnson County has the most cases at 4,813, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,439; Sedgwick County, 3,951; Ford County, 2,087; Finney County, 1,632; Leavenworth County, 1,406; Shawnee County, 1,374; Seward County, 1,087; Douglas County, 632, and Lyon County, 619.

Tuesday, July 28

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 16.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in 655,300 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.3 million cases which have resulted in 148,298 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 52 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.3 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 87,618; United Kingdom, 45,963; Mexico, 44,022; Italy, 35,123; India, 33,408; France, 30,212; Spain, 28,434; Peru, 18,418; Iran, 16,147, and Russia, 13,483.

Monday, July 27

Kansas has 26,172 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,644 hospitalizations and 335 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 252,764 negative tests. There were 1,063 new cases and nine new deaths in Kansas over the weekend, according to KDHE. Miami County has 108 cases, up 12 cases from Friday, July 24, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases at 4,643, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,287; Sedgwick County, 3,816; Ford County, 2,075; Finney County, 1,626; Leavenworth County, 1,392; Shawnee County, 1,324; Seward County, 1,081; Douglas County, 616, and Lyon County, 608.

Sunday, July 26

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 16.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 645,482 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.1 million cases which have resulted in 146,632 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 50 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 86,449; United Kingdom, 45,837; Mexico, 42,645; Italy, 35,107; India, 32,063; France, 30,195; Spain, 28,432; Peru, 17,843; Iran, 15,700, and Russia, 13,249.

Saturday, July 25

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 15.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in 640,724 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 4.1 million cases which have resulted in 145,719 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 49 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 85,238; United Kingdom, 45,823; Mexico, 42,645; Italy, 35,102; India, 31,358; France, 30,195; Spain, 28,432; Peru, 17,843; Iran, 15,484, and Russia, 13,172.

Friday, July 24

Kansas has 25,109 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,596 hospitalizations and 326 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 252,898 negative tests. There were 1,005 new cases and 18 new deaths since Wednesday, July 22, according to KDHE. Miami County has 96 cases, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases at 4,381, followed by Wyandotte County, 4,107; Sedgwick County, 3,579; Ford County, 2,069; Finney County, 1,604; Leavenworth County, 1,372; Shawnee County, 1,268; Seward County, 1,073; Douglas County, 597, and Lyon County, 586.

Thursday, July 23

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 15.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 624,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.9 million cases which have resulted in 143,193 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 48 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.2 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 82,771; United Kingdom, 45,586; Mexico, 41,190; Italy, 35,082; France, 30,175; India, 29,861; Spain, 28,426; Iran, 15,074; Peru, 13,767, and Russia, 12,873.

Wednesday, July 22

In a 5-5 split vote, the Kansas Board of Education did not approve Gov. Laura Kelly's plan to delay the reopening of Kansas schools until after the Labor Day holiday. Six "yes" votes would have been required to approve the executive order.

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Miami County has recorded 92 COVID-19 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Twenty cases are active, and the other 72 individuals have recovered, according to the health department. The department reports 2,506 people have been tested in the county. County statistics indicate 27 cases have occurred in people ages 50-59, followed by 18 cases in the 20-29 age range. Together, those two age categories account for about half of the county's cases. The department reports 11 percent of the county's cases have required hospitalization, with two patients currently hospitalized. The health department's statistics show 46 of the cases have had Paola addresses, followed by Louisburg, 24; Bucyrus, 7; Osawatomie, 5; Spring Hill, 4; Wellsville, 3, and Fontana, 2.    

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Kansas has 24,104 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 103 counties that have resulted in 1,545 hospitalizations and 308 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 244,582 negative tests. Johnson County has the most cases at 4,158, followed by Wyandotte County, 3,937; Sedgwick County, 3,368; Ford County, 2,065; Finney County, 1,595; Leavenworth County, 1,333; Shawnee County, 1,237; Seward County, 1,067; Lyon County, 558, and Douglas County, 552.

Tuesday, July 21

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 14.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 615,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.8 million cases which have resulted in nearly 142,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 47 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 81,487; United Kingdom, 45,507; Mexico, 40,400; Italy, 35,073; France, 30,168; Spain, 28,424; India, 28,084; Iran, 14,634; Peru, 13,579; and Russia, 12,561.

Monday, July 20

Kansas has 23,334 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 102 counties that have resulted in 1,497 hospitalizations and 307 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 238,197 negative tests. Miami County has 84 cases, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases at 3,933, followed by Wyandotte County, 3,825; Sedgwick County, 3,162; Ford County, 2,061; Finney County, 1,591; Leavenworth County, 1,306; Shawnee County, 1,205; Seward County, 1,059; Lyon County, 552, and Douglas County, 537.

Sunday, July 19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 14.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 602,865 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.7 million cases which have resulted in 140,120 deaths, according to CSSE. Nearly 45 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 78,772; United Kingdom, 45,358; Mexico, 38,888; Italy, 35,042; France, 30,155; Spain, 28,420; India, 26,817; Iran, 14,188; Peru, 12,998; and Russia, 12,323.

Saturday, July 18

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 14.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in nearly 598,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.6 million cases which have resulted in 139,748 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 44 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 1.1 million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Other countries with the most deaths are Brazil, 77,851; United Kingdom, 45,358; Mexico, 38,310; Italy, 35,042; France, 30,155; Spain, 28,420; India, 26,273; Iran, 13,979; Peru, 12,799; and Russia, 12,288.

Friday, July 17

Kansas has 21,965 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 102 counties that have resulted in 1,453 hospitalizations and 299 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 227,388 negative tests. Miami County has 74 cases, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases at 3,654, followed by Wyandotte County, 3,603; Sedgwick County, 2,790; Ford County, 2,053; Finney County, 1,578; Leavenworth County, 1,274; Shawnee County, 1,146; Seward County, 1,047; Lyon County, 540, and Douglas County, 504.

Thursday, July 16

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 13.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in nearly 585,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.4 million cases which have resulted in over 137,500 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 42.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over one million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 75,000 in Brazil; 45,000 in the United Kingdom; 36,500 in Mexico; 34,500 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 24,500 in India; 13,500 in Iran; 12,000 in Peru, and 11,500 in Russia.

Wednesday, July 15

According to updated numbers posted by the Miami County County Health Department on Wednesday, July 15, Miami County has 67 total cases of COVID-19, with 26 being active and 41 recovered. A total of 2,269 people have been tested. There have been 31 cases in Paola, 23 in Louisburg, four in Osawatomie, two in Spring Hill, three in Wellsville, three in Bucyrus and one in Fontana. Only four percent of the cases were asymptomatic and only 7 percent of the cases required hospitalization, with no current cases being hospitalized.

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Kansas school buildings will not reopen until after the Labor Day weekend at the earliest. Gov. Laura Kelly said during a press briefing Wednesday, July 15, that schools would not be back in session until Sept. 9 or possibly later if COVID-19 case numbers continue to track upward as they are presently. The state saw a nearly 8 percent rise in cases over the weekend.

“I will be issuing an executive order next Monday (July 20) that will delay opening schools until after the Labor Day holiday,” Kelly said. “I cannot in good conscience open schools when Kansas has numerous hot spots where cases are at an all-time high and continuing to rapidly rise.”

The governor said the executive order will apply to all K-12 education – academics and activities which would include sports. More details about her guidance will be spelled out in the executive order.

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Kansas has 20,933 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 102 counties that have resulted in 1,393 hospitalizations and 299 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 218,441 negative tests. Miami County has 67 cases, according to KDHE. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 3,391, followed by Johnson County, 3,370; Sedgwick County, 2,595; Ford County, 2,046; Finney County, 1,571; Leavenworth County, 1,264; Shawnee County, 1,092; Seward County, 1,038; Lyon County, 528, and Douglas County, 490.

Tuesday, July 14

The wearing of masks in public places will be required inside the city limits of Paola after an ordinance supporting Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide mandate was approved by the Paola City Council on Tuesday, July 14. Mayor Artie Stuteville cast the deciding “yes” vote to approve the ordinance after council members Dave Smail and Aaron Nickelson voted “yes” and Trent Upshaw and Leigh House voted “no.” The ordinance will go into effect after being published in the The Miami County Republic on Wednesday, July 22.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 13.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in nearly 574,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.3 million cases which have resulted in over 135,500 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 41 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over one million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 72,500 in Brazil; 44,500 in the United Kingdom; 35,000 in Mexico; 34,500 in Italy; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 23,500 in India; 13,000 in Iran; 12,000 in Peru, and 11,500 in Russia.

Monday, July 13

Kansas has 20,058 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 101 counties that have resulted in 1,343 hospitalizations and 288 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 211,117 negative tests. Miami County has 62 cases, according to KDHE. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 3,169, followed by Johnson County, 3,160; Sedgwick County, 2,422; Ford County, 2,039; Finney County, 1,571; Leavenworth County, 1,248; Shawnee County, 1,048; Seward County, 1,028; and Lyon County, 523.

Sunday, July 12

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 12.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in nearly 568,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 3.2 million cases which have resulted in over 135,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 40.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over one million positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 72,000 in Brazil; 44,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 34,500 in Mexico; 30,000 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 22,500 in India; 12,500 in Iran; 11,500 in Peru, and 11,000 in Russia.

Friday, July 10

Kansas has 18,611 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 100 counties that have resulted in 1,304 hospitalizations and 284 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 199,168 negative tests. Miami County has 57 cases, according to KDHE. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 2,930, followed by Johnson County, 2,804; Ford County, 2,028; Sedgwick County, 2,074; Finney County, 1,563; Leavenworth County, 1,232; Seward County, 1,016; Shawnee County, 962; and Lyon County, 508.

Thursday, July 2

Miami County officials confirmed that seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported Thursday, July 2, not counting the mass testing taking place at Osawatomie State Hospital. At the state hospital, three more positive cases of staff members were announced, although they reside outside of the county. In total, seven staff members and one resident have tested positive at the state hospital. The other seven new cases reported Thursday bring the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases up to 41, with 18 of those being active.

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Miami County residents will not be required to wear a mask in public places as mandated by Gov. Laura Kelly’s new executive order after Miami County commissioners overruled the mandate during a special meeting Thursday, July 2.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 10.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 516,000 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.6 million cases which have resulted in over 128,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 32.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 729,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 60,500 in Brazil; 43,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,500 in Mexico; 28,000 in Spain; 17,500 in India; and 11,000 in Iran.

Wednesday, July 1

Paola USD 368 will not be serving breakfast or lunch the remainder of the week due to a possible exposure to COVID-19, according to a school district message sent to parents on the morning of Wednesday, July 1.

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Kansas has 14,990 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 96 counties that have resulted in 1,195 hospitalizations and 272 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 168,183 negative tests. Miami County has 34 cases, according to KDHE. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 2,394, followed by Ford County, 2,008; Johnson County, 1,870; Finney County, 1,541; Leavenworth County, 1,173; Sedgwick County, 1,368; Seward County, 973; Shawnee County, 669; and Lyon County, 492.

Tuesday, June 30

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 10.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 507,000 deaths as of noon Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.6 million cases which have resulted in over 126,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 31.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 705,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 58,000 in Brazil; 43,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 27,000 in Mexico; 16,500 in India; and 10,500 in Iran.

Monday, June 29

All Kansans will be required to wear a mask in public places once a new executive order from Gov. Laura Kelly goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3.

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Additional positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have now been reported at Osawatomie State Hospital (OSH), and local health officials have contacted the National Guard to help conduct tests of all patients and staff members at the mental health facility.

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Kansas has 14,443 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 96 counties that have resulted in 1,152 hospitalizations and 270 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 162,282 negative tests. Miami County has 31 cases, according to KDHE. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 2,293, followed by Ford County, 2,006; Johnson County, 1,722; Finney County, 1,540; Leavenworth County, 1,162; Sedgwick County, 1,260; Seward County, 971; Shawnee County, 630; and Lyon County, 489.

Sunday, June 28

The Louisburg Aquatic Center has been closed until further notice by the Miami County Health Department after a swimming pool employee tested positive for COVID-19. The county health department notified city staff Saturday evening that the employee had tested positive for COVID-19. Christena Beer, disease investigator with the county health department, confirmed the positive test. The county health department has closed the pool until further notice and is also requiring all pool employees and immediate family members to self-quarantine until further notice by the health department.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 10 million worldwide, which have resulted in nearly 500,000 deaths as of noon Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.5 million cases which have resulted in nearly 126,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 30.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 679,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 57,000 in Brazil; 43,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 26,000 in Mexico; 16,000 in India; and 10,500 in Iran.

Saturday, June 27

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 9.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 495,000 deaths as of 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.4 million cases which have resulted in more than 125,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 29.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 670,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 55,500 in Brazil; 43,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 25,500 in Mexico; 15,500 in India; and 10,000 in Iran.

Friday, June 26

Kansas has 13,538 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 95 counties that have resulted in 1,128 hospitalizations and 264 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 154,321 negative tests. Miami County has 26 cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 2,108, followed by Ford County, 1,983; Johnson County, 1,545; Finney County, 1,536; Leavenworth County, 1,146; Sedgwick County, 1,072; Seward County, 956; Shawnee County, 567; and Lyon County, 484.

Thursday, June 25

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 9.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 483,000 deaths as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.3 million cases which have resulted in more than 122,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 28.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 656,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 53,500 in Brazil; 43,000 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 24,000 in Mexico; 14,500 in India; and 10,000 in Iran.

Wednesday, June 24

Miami County has five new coronavrius (COVID-19) cases, raising the county’s total to 26, the Miami County Health Department reported Wednesday, June 24. The health department reported three of the new cases are still under investigation. Of the 26 cases, 11 are active and 15 of the individuals have recovered, according to Miami County Public Health's COVID-19 situation update report. The health department provided some demographic information, including cases by address location. Paola addresses account for 19 of the 26 cases, followed by Louisburg with three cases and Spring Hill (Miami County) with two cases. Osawatomie and Bucyrus each have one case, according to the COVID-19 update.

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Kansas has 12,970 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 94 counties that have resulted in 1,082 hospitalizations and 261 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 148,735 negative tests. Miami County has 18 cases, according to the KDHE report. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 2,030, followed by Ford County, 1,963; Finney County, 1,528; Johnson County, 1,409; Leavenworth County, 1,137; Sedgwick County, 974; Seward County, 939; Shawnee County, 543; and Lyon County, 481.

Tuesday, June 23

Officials at North Point Skilled Nursing in Paola reported Tuesday, June 23, they have learned that an employee of the facility has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). North Point said in the release that per the recommendation of the Miami County Health Department the facility has begun testing all of its residents and employees for COVID-19. Testing of residents began Tuesday, June 23, and testing of employees was set to begin Wednesday, June 24.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 9.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 473,000 deaths as of noon Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.3 million cases which have resulted in more than 120,000 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 27.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 640,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 51,000 in Brazil; 43,000 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 22,500 in Mexico; and 14,000 in India.

Monday, June 22

Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has reported that a staff member at Osawatomie State Hospital (OSH) has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). In making the announcement Monday, June 22, Department Secretary Laura Howard said it is the first COVID-19 positive case at OSH in either residents or staff.

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Kansas has 12,465 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 92 counties that have resulted in 1,056 hospitalizations and 259 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 142,548 negative tests. Miami County has recorded 20 cases of COVID-19. Thirteen cases are active and the other seven individuals have already recovered. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 1,934, followed by Ford County, 1,926; Finney County, 1,523; Johnson County, 1,310; Leavenworth County, 1,130; Seward County, 935; Sedgwick County, 892; Shawnee County, 515; and Lyon County, 479.

Sunday, June 21

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 8.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 464,952 deaths as of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.2 million cases which have resulted in 119,728 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 26.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 617,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 49,500 in Brazil; 42,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 20,500 in Mexico; and 13,000 in India.

Saturday, June 20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 8.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in 460,963 deaths as of noon Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.2 million cases which have resulted in 119,241 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 25.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 606,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 48,500 in Brazil; 42,500 in the United Kingdom; 34,500 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 28,000 in Spain; 20,000 in Mexico; and 12,500 in India.

Friday, June 19

Miami County has added four more coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, increasing the county’s total count to 20. The Miami County Health Department reported Friday that all four new cases are unrelated and are determined to be close contacts of positive COVID-19 individuals who reside outside Miami County.

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Kansas has 12,059 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 91 counties that have resulted in 1,035 hospitalizations and 254 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 135,590 negative tests. Miami County has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19. Nine cases are active and the other seven individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,916, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,872; Finney County, 1,515; Johnson County, 1,229; Leavenworth County, 1,122; Seward County, 935; Sedgwick County, 830; Shawnee County, 485; and Lyon County, 475.

Thursday, June 18

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 8.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 449,898 deaths as of 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.1 million cases which have resulted in 117,832 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 24.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 592,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 46,500 in Brazil; 42,000 in the United Kingdom; 34,000 in Italy; 29,500 in France; 27,000 in Spain; 19,000 in Mexico; and 12,000 in India.

Wednesday, June 17

Kansas has 11,681 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 91 counties that have resulted in 1,011 hospitalizations and 247 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 130,443 negative tests. Miami County has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19. Nine cases are active and the other seven individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,897, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,783; Finney County, 1,507; Johnson County, 1,139; Leavenworth County, 1,118; Seward County, 920; Sedgwick County, 790; Lyon County, 469; and Shawnee County, 465.

Tuesday, June 16

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 8 million worldwide, which have resulted in 437,604 deaths as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2.1 million cases which have resulted in 116,191 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 23.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 576,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 43,500 in Brazil; 42,000 in the United Kingdom; 34,000 in Italy; 29,000 in France; 27,000 in Spain and 17,500 in Mexico. 

Monday, June 15

Kansas has 11,419 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 91 counties that have resulted in 988 hospitalizations and 245 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 125,543 negative tests. Miami County has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19. Nine cases are active and the other seven individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,882, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,736; Finney County, 1,508; Leavenworth County, 1,109; Johnson County, 1,106; Seward County, 907; Sedgwick County, 760; Lyon County, 465; and Shawnee County, 461.

Saturday, June 13

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 7.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in 427,578 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2 million cases which have resulted in 115,036 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 22.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 547,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 41,800 in Brazil; 41,700 in the United Kingdom; 34,000 in Italy; 29,000 in France; 27,000 in Spain and 16,000 in Mexico. 

Friday, June 12

Kansas has 11,047 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 90 counties that have resulted in 973 hospitalizations and 243 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 118,105 negative tests. Miami County has recorded 16 cases of COVID-19. Nine cases are active and the other seven individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,857, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,664; Finney County, 1,503; Leavenworth County, 1,106; Johnson County, 1,045; Seward County, 899; Sedgwick County, 715; Lyon County, 457; and Shawnee County, 439.

Thursday, June 11

A Paola High School student is one of six new COVID-19 cases reported by the Miami County Health Department on Thursday, June 11.

All of the people who tested positive reside within the same household and are appropriately isolated, according to a news release from the health department.

Three of the cases are laboratory-confirmed, while the other three are presumptive positive, according to the release.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 7.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in 420,132 deaths as of 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 2 million cases which have resulted in 113,700 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 21.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 538,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 41,000 in the United Kingdom, 40,500 in Brazil, 34,000 in Italy, 29,000 in France, 27,000 in Spain, and 15,000 in Mexico. 

Wednesday, June 10

Miami County has three new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases to report as of Wednesday, June 10.

Miami County Health Department Director Rita McKoon told county commissioners at their meeting Wednesday afternoon that all three individuals reside within the same household and all three have been appropriately isolated.

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Kansas has 10,812 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 90 counties that have resulted in 954 hospitalizations and 240 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 112,930 negative tests. Miami County has recorded 10 cases of COVID-19. Three cases are active and the other seven individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,852, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,607; Finney County, 1,502; Leavenworth County, 1,102; Johnson County, 1,003; Seward County, 897; Sedgwick County, 684; Lyon County, 452; and Shawnee County, 407.

Tuesday, June 9

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 7.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 408,954 deaths as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.9 million cases which have resulted in 111,751 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 20.6 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 518,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 40,500 in the United Kingdom, 37,000 in Brazil, 34,000 in Italy, 29,000 in France, 27,000 in Spain, and 14,000 in Mexico. 

Monday, June 8

Kansas has 10,650 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 89 counties that have resulted in 936 hospitalizations and 236 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 108,859 negative tests. Miami County has recorded seven cases of COVID-19, and all of those individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,856, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,560; Finney County, 1,496; Leavenworth County, 1,103; Johnson County, 977; Seward County, 899; Sedgwick County, 660; Lyon County, 451; and Shawnee County, 384.

Sunday, June 7

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 6.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in 401,368 deaths as of 4 p.m. Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.9 million cases which have resulted in 110,110 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 19.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 500,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 40,500 in the United Kingdom, 35,500 in Brazil, 33,500 in Italy, 29,000 in France, 27,000 in Spain, and 13,500 in Mexico. 

Saturday, June 6

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 6.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in 362,678 deaths as of 5 p.m. Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.9 million cases which have resulted in 109,497 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 19.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 491,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 40,500 in the United Kingdom, 33,500 in Italy, 29,000 in France, 27,000 in Spain, and 13,000 in Mexico. Numbers for Brazil were not available. On Friday, CSSE reported that Brazil's death toll topped 34,000.

Friday, June 5

Kansas has 10,393 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 89 counties that have resulted in 917 hospitalizations and 232 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 103,260 negative tests. Miami County has recorded seven cases of COVID-19, and all of those individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,823, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,508; Finney County, 1,488; Leavenworth County, 1,100; Johnson County, 939; Seward County, 889; Sedgwick County, 624; Lyon County, 438; and Shawnee County, 369.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 6.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in 393,205 deaths as of 1 p.m. Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.8 million cases which have resulted in 108,664 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18.6 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 485,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 40,000 in the United Kingdom, 34,000 in Brazil, 33,500 in Italy, 29,000 in France, 27,000 in Spain, and 12,500 in Mexico.

Thursday, June 4

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 6.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in 387,898 deaths as of 2 p.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.8 million cases which have resulted in 107,474 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 479,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 39,500 in the United Kingdom, 33,500 in Italy, 32,500 in Brazil, 29,000 in France, 27,000 in Spain, and 11,700 in Mexico.

Wednesday, June 3

Kansas has 10,170 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 89 counties that have resulted in 890 hospitalizations and 222 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 97,883 negative tests. Miami County has recorded seven cases of COVID-19, and all of those individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,804, followed by Finney County, 1,478; Wyandotte County, 1,457; Leavenworth County, 1,097; Johnson County, 893; Seward County, 885; Sedgwick County, 598; Lyon County, 425; and Shawnee County, 336.

Tuesday, June 2

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 6.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in 376,177 deaths as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.8 million cases which have resulted in 105,147 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 17.3 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 458,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 39,000 in the United Kingdom, 33,000 in Italy, 29,500 in Brazil, 28,500 in France, and 27,000 in Spain.

Monday, June 1

Kansas has 10,011 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 88 counties that have resulted in 862 hospitalizations and 217 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 93,301 negative tests. Miami County has recorded seven cases of COVID-19, and all of those individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,790, followed by Finney County, 1,470; Wyandotte County, 1,407; Leavenworth County, 1,093; Seward County, 872; Johnson County, 877; Sedgwick County, 582; Lyon County, 419; and Shawnee County, 328.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 6.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in 373,883 deaths as of 2 p.m. Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.7 million cases which have resulted in 104,658 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 16.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 444,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 39,000 in the United Kingdom, 33,000 in Italy, 29,000 in Brazil, 28,500 in France, and 27,000 in Spain.

Friday, May 29

Kansas has 9,719 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 88 counties that have resulted in 842 hospitalizations and 208 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 85,230 negative tests. Miami County has recorded seven cases of COVID-19, and all of those individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,738, followed by Finney County, 1,454; Wyandotte County, 1,374; Leavenworth County, 1,079; Seward County, 866; Johnson County, 829; Sedgwick County, 556; Lyon County, 403; and Shawnee County, 291.

Thursday, May 28

Kansas has 9,337 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 88 counties that have resulted in 822 hospitalizations and 205 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 75,151 negative tests. Miami County has recorded seven cases of COVID-19, but six of those individuals have already recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,628, followed by Finney County, 1,417; Wyandotte County, 1,315; Leavenworth County, 1,073; Seward County, 838; Johnson County, 788; Sedgwick County, 543; Lyon County, 386; and Shawnee County, 272.

Wednesday, May 27

Less than 24 hours after being given control to make COVID-19 decisions following Gov. Laura Kelly's veto of House Bill 2054, Miami County health and political leaders announce that they have no plans to implement any mandated restrictions on businesses or residents.

They did strongly encourage residents and business owners to follow all state and federal recommendations and continue to practice social distancing.

Tuesday, May 26

Gov. Laura Kelly announced that she has vetoed House Bill 2054, which the Republican-controlled Legislature passed early Friday, May 22, in an attempt to limit the governor’s emergency powers.

Kelly also announced that she has signed a new state disaster declaration, ensuring that the state can continue its coordinated response with federal and state partners.

She also called a special session of the Legislature starting Wednesday, June 3.

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A person in their 40s is the latest Miami County resident to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a news release from the Miami County Health Department.

The person is reportedly appropriately isolated and doing well, and all close contacts have been identified and contacted with further instructions, according to the release.

Its the seventh positive case of the virus in Miami County residents, and all six previous cases are now listed as recovered.

There have been 719 total tests taken of Miami County residents.

Monday, May 25

Kansas has 9,218 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 88 counties that have resulted in 800 hospitalizations and 188 deaths as of 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Kansas has recorded 72,181 negative tests.

Ford County has the most cases at 1,607, followed by Finney County, 1,413; Wyandotte County, 1,310; Leavenworth County, 1,065; Seward County, 822; Johnson County, 765; Sedgwick County, 537; Lyon County, 379; and Shawnee County, 265.

Friday, May 22

Kansas has 8,958 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 88 counties that have resulted in 787 hospitalizations and 185 deaths as of 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state has added 419 cases and seven deaths since Wednesday, May 20. Kansas has recorded 67,476 negative tests. Miami County has recorded six cases of COVID-19, but all six individuals have recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,558, followed by Finney County, 1,367; Wyandotte County, 1,269; Leavenworth County, 1,069; Seward County, 815; Johnson County, 711; Sedgwick County, 523; Lyon County, 377; and Shawnee County, 249.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 5.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 335,418 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.5 million cases which have resulted in 95,276 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 13 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 298,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 36,000 in the United Kingdom, 32,500 in Italy, 28,500 in Spain, 28,000 in France, and 20,000 in Brazil.

Thursday, May 21

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 5 million worldwide, which have resulted in 332,425 deaths as of 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.5 million cases which have resulted in 94,661 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 13 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 298,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 36,000 in the United Kingdom, 32,000 in Italy, 28,000 in France, 27,500 in Spain, and 20,000 in Brazil.

Wednesday, May 20

Kansas has 8,539 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 84 counties that have resulted in 760 hospitalizations and 178 deaths as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state has added 199 cases and five deaths since Monday, May 18. Kansas has recorded 62,664 negative tests. Miami County has recorded six cases of COVID-19, but all six individuals have recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,440, followed by Finney County, 1,307; Wyandotte County, 1,217; Leavenworth County, 1,057; Seward County, 799; Johnson County, 696; Sedgwick County, 517; Lyon County, 366; and Shawnee County, 211.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in 324,776 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.5 million cases which have resulted in 92,149 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 12.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 289,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 35,000 in the United Kingdom, 32,000 in Italy, 28,000 in France, 27,500 in Spain, and 18,000 in Brazil.

Tuesday, May 19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in 320,335 deaths as of noon Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.5 million cases which have resulted in 90,432 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 11.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 283,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 34,500 in the United Kingdom, 32,000 in Italy, 28,000 in France, 27,500 in Spain, and 16,500 in Brazil.

Monday, May 18

Kansas has 8,340 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 84 counties that have resulted in 740 hospitalizations and 173 deaths as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state has added 454 cases and one death since Friday, May 15. Kansas has recorded 58,650 negative tests. Miami County has recorded six cases of COVID-19, but all six cases have recovered. Ford County has the most cases at 1,403, followed by Finney County, 1,281; Wyandotte County, 1,178; Leavenworth County, 1,051; Seward County, 780; Johnson County, 666; Sedgwick County, 512; Lyon County, 359; and Shawnee County, 198.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in 316,277 deaths as of noon Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.4 million cases which have resulted in 89,666 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 11.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 272,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 34,500 in the United Kingdom, 32,000 in Italy, 28,000 in France, 27,500 in Spain, and 16,000 in Brazil.

Sunday, May 17

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.7 million worldwide, which have resulted in 315,185 deaths as of 9 p.m. Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.4 million cases which have resulted in 89,562 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 11.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 272,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 34,500 in the United Kingdom, 31,500 in Italy, 28,000 in France, 27,500 in Spain, and 16,000 in Brazil.

Saturday, May 16

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in 308,899 deaths as of 11 a.m. Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.4 million cases which have resulted in 87,697 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 10.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 250,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 34,500 in the United Kingdom, 31,500 in Italy, 27,500 in Spain, 27,500 in France and 14,500 in Brazil.

Friday, May 15

Kansas has 7,886 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 84 counties that have resulted in 724 hospitalizations and 172 deaths as of 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 418 cases and eight deaths since Wednesday, May 13. Kansas has recorded 53,706 negative tests. Miami County has six cases of coronavirus, but only one active case. The other five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Ford County has the most cases at 1,299, followed by Finney County, 1,170; Wyandotte County, 1,141; Leavenworth County, 957; Seward County, 733; Johnson County, 648; Sedgwick County, 512; Lyon County, 355; and Shawnee County, 183.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in 303,825 deaths as of 11 a.m. Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.4 million cases which have resulted in 85,992 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 10.3 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 246,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 34,000 in the United Kingdom, 31,000 in Italy, 27,000 in Spain, 27,000 in France and 14,000 in Brazil.

Thursday, May 14

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 299,333 deaths as of noon Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.3 million cases which have resulted in 84,575 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 9.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 243,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 33,500 in the United Kingdom, 31,000 in Italy, 27,000 in Spain, 27,000 in France and 13,500 in Brazil.

Wednesday, May 13

Kansas has 7,468 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 85 counties that have resulted in 704 hospitalizations and 164 deaths as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 352 cases and six deaths since Monday, May 11. Kansas has recorded 50,160 negative tests. Miami County has six cases of coronavirus, but only one active case. The other five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Ford County has the most cases at 1,232, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,107; Finney County, 1,007; Leavenworth County, 952; Seward County, 732; Johnson County, 618; Sedgwick County, 484; Lyon County, 336; and Shawnee County, 178.

Tuesday, May 12

Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in 287,809 deaths as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.3 million cases and 80,900 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 9.3 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 232,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 32,500 in the United Kingdom, 30,500 in Italy, 26,500 in Spain, 26,000 in France and 11,500 in Brazil.

Monday, May 11

Kansas has 7,116 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) that have resulted in 660 hospitalizations and 158 deaths as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 132 cases and one death since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 46,993 negative tests. Miami County has six cases of coronavirus, but only one active case. The other five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Ford County has the most cases at 1,135, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,095; Leavenworth County, 939; Finney County, 905; Seward County, 693; Johnson County, 611; Sedgwick County, 451; Lyon County, 334; and Shawnee County, 165.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 283,861 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.3 million cases and 79,699 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 8.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 216,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 32,000 in the United Kingdom, 30,500 in Italy, 26,500 in Spain, 26,000 in France and 11,000 in Brazil.

Sunday, May 10

Kansas has 6,984 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) that have resulted in 657 hospitalizations and 157 deaths as of 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 233 cases and zero deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 45,557 negative tests. Miami County has six cases of coronavirus, but only one active case. The other five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Ford County has the most cases at 1,102, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,087; Leavenworth County, 920; Finney County, 883; Seward County, 686; Johnson County, 598; Sedgwick County, 451; Lyon County, 330; and Shawnee County, 160.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 4 million worldwide, which have resulted in 281,287 deaths as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.3 million cases and 78,932 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 8.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 212,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 31,500 in the United Kingdom, 30,500 in Italy, 26,000 in Spain, 26,000 in France and 10,500 in Brazil.

Saturday, May 9

Kansas has 6,751 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) that have resulted in 635 hospitalizations and 157 deaths as of 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 251 cases and five deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 43,182 negative tests. Miami County has six cases of coronavirus, but only one active case. The other five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Ford County has the most cases at 1,064, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,054; Leavenworth County, 920; Finney County, 783; Seward County, 681; Johnson County, 590; Sedgwick County, 439; Lyon County, 326; and Shawnee County, 154.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in 276,815 deaths as of 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.2 million cases and 77,744 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 8.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 198,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 31,500 in the United Kingdom, 30,000 in Italy, 26,000 in Spain, 26,000 in France and 10,000 in Brazil.

Friday, May 8

The Miami County Health Department reported that a person in their 80s in the county has tested positive, and North Point officials confirmed the case involves a resident of the skilled nursing by Americare facility at 908 N. Pearl St.

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Kansas has 6,501 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) that have resulted in 608 hospitalizations and 152 deaths as of 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 356 cases and five deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 41,207 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. None of those cases are active as all five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Ford County has the most cases at 1,027, followed by Wyandotte County, 1,001; Leavenworth County, 907; Finney County, 677; Seward County, 668; Johnson County, 583; Sedgwick County, 438; Lyon County, 323; and Shawnee County, 146.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in 271,732 deaths as of noon Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.2 million cases and 76,032 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 8.1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 195,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 31,300 in the United Kingdom, 30,200 in Italy, 26,000 in Spain, and 25,900 in France.

Thursday, May 7

Kansas has 6,144 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 82 counties that have resulted in 587 hospitalizations and 147 deaths as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 420 cases and three deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 38,678 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. None of those cases are active as all five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 951, followed by Ford County, 933; Leavenworth County, 887; Seward County, 647; Finney County, 589; Johnson County, 560; Sedgwick County, 430; Lyon County, 311; and Shawnee County, 140.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.8 million worldwide, which have resulted in 266,432 deaths as of 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.2 million cases and 73,573 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 7.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 189,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 30,000 in the United Kingdom, 29,500 in Italy, 25,500 in Spain, and 25,500 in France.

Wednesday, May 6

Kansas has 5,734 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 82 counties that have resulted in 571 hospitalizations and 144 deaths as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 276 cases and seven deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 36,380 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. None of those cases are active as all five individuals have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 910, followed by Ford County, 880; Leavenworth County, 783; Seward County, 626; Finney County, 532; Johnson County, 519; Sedgwick County, 416; Lyon County, 271; and Shawnee County, 136.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in 258,160 deaths as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.2 million cases and 71,152 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 7.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 189,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 29,500 in the United Kingdom, 29,000 in Italy, 25,600 in Spain, and 25,500 in France, 8,300 in Belgium, 7,500 in Brazil, 6,500 in Germany, 6,400 in Iran, 5,000 in the Netherlands and 4,600 in China. 

Tuesday, May 5

Kansas has 5,458 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 82 counties that have resulted in 566 hospitalizations and 137 deaths as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 213 cases and one death since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 34,634 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 896, followed by Ford County, 869; Seward County, 606; Leavenworth County, 602; Finney County, 518; Johnson County, 513; Sedgwick County, 411; Lyon County, 265; and Shawnee County, 133.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.6 million worldwide, which have resulted in 254,430 deaths as of 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.1 million cases and 69,709 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18,500 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 7.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 187,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 29,500 in the United Kingdom, 29,000 in Italy, 25,000 in Spain, and 25,000 in France. 

Monday, May 4

Kansas has 5,245 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 82 counties that have resulted in 553 hospitalizations and 136 deaths as of 9 a.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 215 cases and two deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 33,358 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 879, followed by Ford County, 832; Seward County, 580; Leavenworth County, 529; Johnson County, 504; Finney County, 498; Sedgwick County, 409; Lyon County, 255; and Shawnee County, 128.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.5 million worldwide, which have resulted in 249,079 deaths as of 1 p.m. Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.1 million cases and 68,285 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18,500 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 7.1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 180,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 29,000 in Italy, 28,750 in the United Kingdom, 25,000 in Spain and 24,750 in France. 

Sunday, May 3

Kansas has 5,030 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 80 counties that have resulted in 547 hospitalizations and 134 deaths as of 9 a.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 284 cases and three deaths since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 30,872 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 826, followed by Ford County, 815; Seward County, 549; Johnson County, 498; Leavenworth County, 498; Finney County, 459; Sedgwick County, 399; Lyon County, 248; and Shawnee County, 127.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.4 million worldwide, which have resulted in 245,531 deaths as of 1 p.m. Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.1 million cases and 66,760 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 6.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 175,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 28,800 in Italy, 28,500 in the United Kingdom, 25,000 in Spain and 24,500 in France. 

Saturday, May 2

Kansas has 4,746 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 80 counties that have resulted in 541 hospitalizations and 131 deaths as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 297 cases and one death since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 30,196 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Ford County has the most cases at 770, followed by Wyandotte County, 755; Seward County, 539; Johnson County, 486; Finney County, 451; Sedgwick County, 391; Leavenworth County, 386; Lyon County, 245; and Shawnee County, 126.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 243,524 deaths as of 7 p.m. Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1.1 million cases and 66,364 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 6.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 175,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 28,500 in Italy, 28,000 in the United Kingdom, 25,000 in Spain and 24,500 in France. 

Friday, May 1

Kansas has 4,449 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 81 counties that have resulted in 534 hospitalizations and 130 deaths as of 9 a.m. Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 211 cases and one death since yesterday. Kansas has recorded 28,585 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 710, followed by Ford County, 701; Seward County, 514; Johnson County, 471; Finney County, 386; Sedgwick County, 384; Leavenworth County, 372; and Lyon County, 210.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in 233,998 deaths as of noon Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1 million cases and 63,019 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 6.2 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 153,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 27,500 in Italy, 27,500 in the United Kingdom, 24,500 in Spain and 24,000 in France. 

Thursday, April 30

Kansas has 4,238 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 80 counties that have resulted in 523 hospitalizations and 129 deaths as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 500 cases and four deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported that 31,626 Kansans have been tested, and 13.4 percent of those tests have been positive. The state has recorded 27,388 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. KDHE noted 232 people have been tested in Miami County. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 677, followed by Ford County, 675; Seward County, 500; Johnson County, 464; Sedgwick County, 372; Leavenworth County, 356; Finney County, 317; and Lyon County, 200.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in 228,908 deaths as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1 million cases and 61,187 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 18,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 6 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 124,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 27,500 in Italy, 26,000 in the United Kingdom, 24,500 in Spain, 24,000 in France. The next highest death tolls are in Belgium, with over 7,500; and in Germany, with more than 6,500.  

Wednesday, April 29

Kansas has 3,738 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 78 counties that have resulted in 515 hospitalizations and 125 deaths as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 247 cases and one death since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 25,720 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Four of those cases have already recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 619, followed by Ford County, 600; Seward County, 460; Johnson County, 454; Sedgwick County, 364; Finney County, 215; Leavenworth County, 196; Lyon County, 184; and Shawnee County, 112.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3.1 million worldwide, which have resulted in 218,564 deaths as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 1 million cases and 58,471 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 17,500 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Nearly 5.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and nearly 116,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls have climbed to more than 27,000 in Italy, 24,000 in Spain, 23,500 in France and 21,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Tuesday, April 28

Kansas has 3,491 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 75 counties that have resulted in 504 hospitalizations and 124 deaths as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 163 cases and four deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 24,599 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Four of those cases have already recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 583, followed by Ford County, 544; Johnson County, 446; Seward County, 422; Sedgwick County, 351; Leavenworth County, 183; Finney County, 175; Lyon County, 171; and Shawnee County, 106.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 212,345 deaths as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 990,000 cases that have resulted in more than 128,000 hospitalizations and 56,475 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 17,500 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 5.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 111,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 26,900 in Italy, 23,800 in Spain, 23,300 in France and 21,000 in the United Kingdom. 

Monday, April 27

The Miami County Health Department is asking residents to complete a survey that should shed more light on how many people in the region are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. Health officials plan to use the results to seek out residents who are currently symptomatic. Those who volunteer to be tested will be able to utilize a new drive-through community sampling clinic set to be established locally by the Miami County Health Department.

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Kansas has 3,328 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 75 counties that have resulted in 496 hospitalizations and 120 deaths as of 8 a.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 154 cases and two deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 23,839 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Four of those cases have already recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 573, followed by Ford County, 516; Johnson County, 440; Seward County, 349; Sedgwick County, 339; Leavenworth County, 184; Finney County, 175; Lyon County, 147; and Shawnee County, 105.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 3 million worldwide, which have resulted in 208,131 deaths as of noon Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 970,000 cases that have resulted in more than 126,000 hospitalizations and 55,118 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 17,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 5.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 107,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 26,500 in Italy, 23,500 in Spain, 22,500 in France and 20,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Sunday, April 26

Kansas has 3,174 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 76 counties that have resulted in 485 hospitalizations and 118 deaths as of 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 118 cases and one death since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 23,053 negative tests. Miami County has five cases of coronavirus, unchanged from yesterday. Four of those cases have already recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 565, followed by Ford County, 459; Johnson County, 430; Sedgwick County, 338; Seward County, 336; Leavenworth County, 172; Lyon County, 146; Finney County, 140; and Shawnee County, 101.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.9 million worldwide, which have resulted in 203,670 deaths as of noon Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 940,000 cases that have resulted in more than 126,000 hospitalizations and in 54,024 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 17,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 5.1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 105,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 26,500 in Italy, 23,000 in Spain, 22,500 in France and 20,000 in the United Kingdom. 

Saturday, April 25

Gov. Laura Kelly has announced her administration has reached an agreement to resolve a challenge by two churches to her executive order that limited religious gatherings to no more than 10 people in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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One new active case of coronvirus (COVID-19) has been identified in a Miami County resident in their 30s, the Miami County Health Department reported today. Multiple close-contacts of this individual have been identified and contacted with further instruction and monitoring for any symptoms, according to the county health department. Although the case investigation is still ongoing, no specific exposure has been identified at this time and will be classified as a local transmission, the department reported.

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Kansas has 3,056 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 76 counties that have resulted in 474 hospitalizations and 117 deaths as of 10 a.m. Saturday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 79 cases and six deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 22,143 negative tests. Miami County has one new active case of coronavirus, bringing the county's total to five cases, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 555, followed by Johnson County, 423; Ford County, 419; Sedgwick County, 334; Seward County, 307; Leavenworth County, 167; Lyon County, 140; Finney County, 139; and Shawnee County, 100.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.8 million worldwide, which had resulted in 198,405 deaths as of noon Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 900,000 cases that have resulted in more than 124,000 hospitalizations and 52,063 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 16,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. More than 4.9 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and over 99,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to nearly 26,000 in Italy and 23,000 in Spain, and more than 22,000 in France and 19,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Friday, April 24

Kansas has 2,777 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 76 counties that have resulted in 457 hospitalizations and 111 deaths as of 11 a.m. Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 295 cases since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 20,806 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 520, followed by Johnson County, 417; Ford County, 350; Sedgwick County, 323; Leavenworth County, 154; Seward County, 232; Lyon County, 126; and Finney County, 107.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.7 million worldwide, which had resulted in 194,456 deaths as of noon Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 880,000 cases that have resulted in more than 124,000 hospitalizations and 50,373 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 16,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 4.6 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and nearly 81,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 25,500 in Italy; 22,500 in Spain; 22,000 in France; and 19,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Thursday, April 23

Kansas has 2,482 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 74 counties that have resulted in 442 hospitalizations and 112 deaths as of 9:45 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 271 cases and two deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 18,836 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 484, followed by Johnson County, 403; Sedgwick County, 314; Ford County, 288; Leavenworth County, 154; Seward County, 125; Lyon County, 105; and Shawnee County, 99.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.6 million worldwide, which had resulted in 180,372 deaths as of noon Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 850,000 cases that have resulted in more than 122,000 hospitalizations and 47,178 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 15,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 4.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and nearly 78,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 25,500 in Italy; 22,000 in Spain; 21,000 in France; and 18,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Wednesday, April 22

Kansas has 2,211 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 70 counties that have resulted in 432 hospitalizations and 110 deaths as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 186 cases and three deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 17,992 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 471, followed by Johnson County, 396; Sedgwick County, 265; Ford County, 208; Leavenworth County, 150; Shawnee County, 95; Lyon County, 92; and Seward County, 84. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.5 million worldwide, which had resulted in 179,778 deaths as of 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 826,000 cases that have resulted in more than 120,000 hospitalizations and 45,153 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 14,800 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 4.1 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and more than 75,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 24,500 in Italy; 21,500 in Spain; 20,500 in France; and 18,000 in the United Kingdom. 

Tuesday, April 21

Kansas has 2,025 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 69 counties that have resulted in 419 hospitalizations and 107 deaths as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 39 cases and seven deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 17,076 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 433, followed by Johnson County, 384; Sedgwick County, 251; Ford County, 187; Leavenworth County, 136; Shawnee County, 93; and Seward County, 80. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.5 million worldwide, which had resulted in 171,810 deaths as of noon Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 780,000 cases that have resulted in nearly 118,000 hospitalizations and 42,458 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 14,500 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and more than 73,500 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 24,000 in Italy; 21,000 in Spain; 20,000 in France; and 16,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Monday, April 20

Kansas has 1,986 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 69 counties that have resulted in 405 hospitalizations and 100 deaths as of 11 a.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 137 cases and eight deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 16,775 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 427, followed by Johnson County, 377; Sedgwick County, 248; Ford County, 180; Leavenworth County, 135; Shawnee County, 92; and Seward County, 79. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.4 million worldwide, which had resulted in 167,369 deaths as of noon Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 760,000 cases that have resulted in over 115,000 hospitalizations and 40,724 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 14,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 3.8 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and more than 71,000 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 24,000 in Italy; 20,500 in Spain; 19,500 in France; and 16,500 in the United Kingdom. 

Sunday, April 19

Kansas has 1,849 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 68 counties that have resulted in 390 hospitalizations and 92 deaths as of 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 59 cases and six deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 16,281 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 417, followed by Johnson County, 372; Sedgwick County, 234; Leavenworth County, 128; Ford County, 127; and Shawnee County, 90. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.3 million worldwide, which had resulted in 163,134 deaths as of noon Sunday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded 737,319 cases that have resulted in 114,123 hospitalizations and 39,135 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 13,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 3.7 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and 66,870 positive cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 23,500 in Italy; 20,000 in Spain; 19,500 in France; and 16,000 in the United Kingdom. 

Saturday, April 18

A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order against Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order that limits religious gatherings to no more than 10 people.

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Kansas has 1,790 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 66 counties that have resulted in 383 hospitalizations and 86 deaths as of 11 a.m. Saturday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 85 cases and two deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 15,886 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday, and all four cases have recovered, according to the Miami County Health Department. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 412, followed by Johnson County, 369; Sedgwick County, 232; Leavenworth County, 123; Ford County, 107; and Shawnee County, 90. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped 2.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 156,000 deaths as of Saturday morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 711,000 cases that have resulted in 112,260 hospitalizations and 37,309 deaths, according to CSSE. More than 13,000 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City, according to CSSE. Over 3.5 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., and 59,889 cases have recovered, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 23,000 in Italy; 20,000 in Spain; 18,000 in France; and 15,000 in the United Kingdom. 

Friday, April 17

Kansas has 1,705 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 66 counties that have resulted in 375 hospitalizations and 84 deaths as of 11 a.m. Friday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 117 more cases and four more deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has logged 15,196 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 400, followed by Johnson County, 358; Sedgwick County, 226; Leavenworth County, 115; Shawnee County, 88; and Ford County, 84, in western Kansas, where Dodge City is the county seat. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases total about 2.2 million worldwide, which have resulted in more than 147,000 deaths as of 10 a.m. Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 672,000 cases that have resulted in 33,318 deaths, according to CSSE. About 11,500 of the U.S. deaths have taken place in New York City. Over 3.4 million people have been tested for COVID-19 in the U.S., according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 22,000 in Italy and over 19,000 in Spain. France has recorded nearly 18,000 deaths, and the United Kingdom has topped 14,500 deaths. Elsewhere, approximate death tolls are: Belgium, 5,100; Iran, 4,900; China, 4,600; Germany, 4,100; and the Netherlands, 3,400. 

Thursday, April 16

The Miami County Health Department reported at 1 p.m. Thursday that all four Miami County residents who tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) have now recovered. Two of the individuals were in the 60-69 age group, one was in the 70-79 age group, and one was in the 20-29 age group. The individual in the 20-29 age group has a permanent address in Miami County but has been temporarily living in another state and has had no close contact with any Kansas residents. Of the other three cases, only one was travel-related. The health department reported that 138 Miami County residents have been tested.

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Kansas has 1,588 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 63 counties that have resulted in 359 hospitalizations and 80 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 94 more cases and four more deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has recorded 14,534 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 379, followed by Johnson County, 343, Sedgwick County, 217, and Leavenworth County, 114. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers stood at about 2.1 million cases and more than 139,000 deaths worldwide as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 640,000 cases that have resulted in 31,002 deaths, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to nearly 22,000 in Italy and over 19,000 in Spain. France has recorded more than 17,000 deaths and the United Kingdom has topped 13,000 deaths. 

Wednesday, April 15

Miami County commissioners have extended a declaration of a state of local disaster emergency for all of Miami County until Wednesday, April 29, which limits mass gatherings to no more than 10 people.

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Gov. Laura Kelly has extended the statewide stay-at-home order until midnight Sunday, May 3, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that continues to add new cases and deaths in Kansas on a daily basis.

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Kansas has 1,494 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 63 counties that have resulted in 342 hospitalizations and 76 deaths as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 68 more cases and seven more deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has recorded 13,174 negative tests. Miami County has four cases, unchanged from yesterday. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 363, followed by Johnson County, 334, Sedgwick County, 209, and Leavenworth County, 93. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) topped 2 million cases and 128,000 deaths worldwide as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 600,000 cases that have resulted in 26,059 deaths, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 21,000 in Italy and over 18,500 in Spain. France has recorded nearly 16,000 deaths and the United Kingdom has topped 12,000 deaths. 

Tuesday, April 14

Kansas has 1,426 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 62 counties that have resulted in 327 hospitalizations and 69 deaths as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 50 more cases and seven more deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has recorded 12,721 negative tests. Miami County has four cases. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 345, followed by Johnson County, 323, Sedgwick County, 205, and Leavenworth County, 90. 

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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 121,897 on Tuesday morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Cases have topped 1.9 million worldwide. The United States has recorded more than 580,000 cases and has had 23,709 deaths, including more than 7,300 deaths in New York City, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 20,000 in Italy and over 18,000 in Spain. France has recorded nearly 15,000 deaths and the United Kingdom has topped 12,000 deaths. 

Monday, April 13

The fourth case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in Miami County, but health department officials say the person currently is residing in a state in the northeast part of the country. The newest case is listed as an individual in their 20s who identifies as a permanent resident of Miami County but is temporarily residing in another state with known community spread, and no Kansas residents have been identified as a close contact.

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Kansas has 1,376 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 61 counties that have resulted in 309 hospitalizations and 62 deaths as of 11 a.m. Monday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 39 cases and six deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has recorded 12,488 negative tests. Miami County's total remained unchanged at three cases. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 337, followed by Johnson County, 309, Sedgwick County, 200, and Leavenworth County, 87. 

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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 118,304 on Monday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Cases numbered about 1.9 million worldwide. The United States has recorded more than 568,000 cases and has 22,935 deaths, including about 7,000 deaths in New York City, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to more than 20,000 in Italy and over 17,000 in Spain. France has recorded nearly 15,000 deaths and the United Kingdom has topped 11,000 deaths. 

Sunday, April 12

The Paola Roots Festival has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “With a heavy heart, the Paola Roots Festival Committee has postponed the 31st Annual Paola Roots Festival,” a post stated on the event's official Facebook page. “The Paola Roots Festival planned for August 28 & 29 in the Paola Park Square this summer will be postponed until August 27 & 28, 2021, due to the coronavirus outbreak.”

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Kansas has 1,337 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 63 counties that have resulted in 298 hospitalizations and 56 deaths as of 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The state added 69 cases and one death since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has recorded 11,916 negative tests. Miami County's total remained unchanged at three cases. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 332, followed by Johnson County, 304, Sedgwick County, 196, and Leavenworth County, 85.  

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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 113,031 on Sunday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Cases have topped 1.8 million worldwide. The United States has recorded more than 542,000 cases and 21,489 deaths, including more than 6,898 deaths in New York City, according to CSSE. Death tolls climbed to nearly 19,900 in Italy and 17,000 in Spain. France has recorded more than 14,000 deaths and the United Kingdom has topped 10,000 deaths. 

Saturday, April 11

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in Gov. Laura Kelly’s favor – invalidating the Legislative Coordinating Council's April 8 revocation of the governor’s coronavirus (COVID-19) Executive Order 20-18 that limited religious gatherings and funerals to no more than 10 people. The court’s decision was announced late Saturday, April 11. After hearing arguments electronically Saturday morning in Kelly v. Legislative Coordinating Council (LCC) et al., the court ruled the revocation could not stand, because the resolution failed to give the LCC the necessary power to override the governor's order, according to the release.

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Kansas has 1,268 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) that have resulted in 293 hospitalizations and 55 deaths, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Einvornment (KDHE). The state added 102 cases and five deaths since yesterday. KDHE reported the state has recorded 11,075 negative tests. Miami County's total of three cases remained unchanged. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 315, followed by Johnson County, 283, and Sedgwick County, 191.  

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The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to 106,469 Saturday morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Cases have topped 1.7 million worldwide. The United States has recorded more than 506,000 cases and 19,701 deaths, including more than 5,800 deaths in New York City. The United States now has more deaths than any other nation. The death toll topped 19,400 in Italy and 16,300 in Spain. France has recorded more than 13,200 deaths and the United Kingdom was approaching 10,000 deaths. 

Friday, April 10

Kansas now has 1,166 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-10) and 50 statewide deaths, according to the daily update posted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. There have been 10,248 negative tests. Miami County still has three confirmed cases.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide have topped 1.6 million, with 101,526 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States has recorded more than 486,000 cases and 18,011 deaths, including more than 7,000 deaths in New York City.

Thursday, April 9

Miami County Health Department reported at 11 a.m. Thursday the county has recorded its third case of coronorvirus (COVID-19). It's the first new case for Miami County since the initial two cases were reported Saturday, April 4. Of the three cases, two are active and one person has recovered, according to the health department. There have been 104 people tested in the county.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported at 11 a.m. Thursday the state has had 1,106 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) which have resulted in 263 hospitalizations and 42 deaths - up 60 cases and four deaths from Wednesday. Cases have been recorded in 57 counties. There have been 9,669 negative tests conducted at KDHE and private labs. KDHE reports 587 cases are female and 518 are male, with a median age of 55. The oldest person who currently has the virus in Kansas is 99. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 272, followed by Johnson County, 252, and Sedgwick County, 161. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide approached 1.5 million, with 89,733 deaths, at 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The United States had recorded more than 430,000 cases and 14,808 deaths, including nearly 4,600 deaths in New York City, according to CSSE. Italy's death toll climbed to 17,669, followed by Spain at 15,238. 

Wednesday, April 8

One day after Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide directive adding religious gatherings and funerals to the list of activities that are limited to no more than 10 people, the order was rescinded by the Legislative Coordinating Council on Wednesday. The Republican-controlled council voted 5-2 along party lines to rescind the executive order. The decision was made shortly after Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued a statement Wednesday urging residents to voluntarily comply with the restrictions, but adding that the order “likely violates state constitutional and statutory protections for religious freedom and must not be enforced by arrest, prosecution, fines or imprisonment for worshiping.” Gov. Kelly called the attorney general’s statement and the legislative council’s decision a “shamefully political attack.”

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Wednesday was the deadliest day yet in Kansas during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with positive cases jumping from 900 Tuesday to 1,046 Wednesday, and the state death total increasing from 27 to 38, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Cases have been recorded in 57 counties. Miami County has two confirmed cases, unchanged since Saturday, April 4. KDHE reported 248 patients are currently hospitalized. There have been 9,137 negative tests conducted at KDHE and private labs. KDHE reports 553 cases are female and 490 are male, with the gender of three positive cases unknown. Wyandotte County has the most cases at 245, followed by Johnson County, 244, and Sedgwick County, 154. 

Tuesday, April 7, 

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports as of 11 a.m. Tuesday there are 900 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas, which have led to 223 hospitalizations and 27 deaths. Miami County has recorded two cases, which is unchanged since Saturday. Johnson County has the most cases at 219, followed by Wyandotte County (192), and Sedgwick County (134). Currently, the oldest patient is 97 and the average age is 54. The state has recorded 8,614 negative tests. 

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The U.S. death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) topped 11,000 Tuesday morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. New York City has reported 3,485 deaths. The U.S. has recorded 369,069 cases, according to CSSE. Worldwide totals are 1,365,004 cases and 76,507 deaths, according to CSSE. Italy has the most deaths at 16,523, followed by Spain (13,798), the U.S. (11,018), France (8,926) and United Kingdom (5,385), according to CSSE. 

Monday, April 6

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports Monday there are 845 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas, which have led to 198 hospitalizations and 25 deaths. Miami County recorded its first two cases on Saturday, April 4, and that total remained unchanged Monday. Johnson County has the most cases at 212, followed by Wyandotte County (185), Sedgwick County (124), Leavenworth County (40), Douglas County (36), and Shawnee County (36). Neighboring Franklin County has 10 cases and Linn County has five cases. The state has recorded 8,239 negative tests. 

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The U.S. death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) reached 10,335 midday Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. New York City reported 3,048 deaths. The U.S. has recorded 347,003 cases, according to CSSE. Worldwide totals are 1,309,439 cases and 72,638 deaths, according to CSSE. Italy has the most deaths at 15,887, followed by Spain with 13,169, according to CSSE. 

Sunday, April 5

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports Sunday there are 747 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas, which have led to 183 hospitalizations and 22 deaths. Miami County recorded its first two cases on Saturday. No new cases were reported for the county on Sunday. Johnson County has the most cases at 192, followed by Wyandotte County (158), Sedgwick County (108), Leavenworth County (36), Douglas County (33), and Shawnee County (31). Locally, Franklin County has nine cases and Linn County has five cases. Like Miami County, both of those counties' totals were unchanged Sunday. The state has recorded 7,476 negative tests. 

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The United States has topped 300,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases as the U.S. death toll climbed to 8,503 this morning, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The U.S. death toll is up more than 1,300 since Saturday morning, according to CSSE. The United States has 312,249 cases, which is 80,000 more cases than the next highest country Spain (130,759), according to CSSE. New York City has recorded 2,624 deaths, and volunteer healthcare workers from across the country are traveling to the nation's largest city to lend assistance, according to news reports. Worldwide, 1,218,474 cases and 65,884 deaths have been reported. Italy (15,362) and Spain (12,418) have suffered the largest death tolls.

Saturday, April 4

The Miami County Health Department reported two residents have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), marking the first two cases in the county. One is a person in their 70s who had recent contact with a positive COVID-19 case while visiting an individual in another state. The other is a person in their 60s, and the nature of that exposure is still under investigation at this time, according to a news release. County health officials said both individuals are appropriately isolated, and the Miami County Health Department is working diligently to identify any close contacts.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports Saturday there are 698 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kansas - including the first two cases in Miami County (see above and related news story for more details). Statewide, 172 people have been hospitalized and 21 deaths have been reported. Cases have been confirmed in Miami and 48 other counties, according to KDHE. Johnson County has the most cases with 185, followed by Wyandotte County (149), Sedgwick County (97), Leavenworth County (33), Douglas County (32), Shawnee County (27), and Coffey County (23). The largest number of cases (140) are in the 55- to 64-year-old age group. People between the ages of 65 and 74 account for another 117 cases, and people between the ages of 75 and 84 account for 60 more cases. Thirty-eight people are in the 85 and above age group, with the oldest person being 97, according to KDHE. The state has recorded 6,880 negative tests.   

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The U.S. death toll has topped 7,000, with 1,867 of those deaths in New York City, as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continue to climb across the United States and the globe. At 10 a.m., the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University reports a worldwide count of 1,140,327 cases and 60,877 deaths. Italy has the highest death toll at 14,681, followed by Spain (11,744), the United States (7,163), France (6,521), United Kingdom (4,320), Iran (3,452), and China (3,330). 

Friday, April 3

Coronavirus-related deaths continue to climb in Kansas. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports Kansas has had 620 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) that have resulted in 151 hospitalizations and 17 deaths, an increase of four deaths since yesterday. Johnson County has the most cases at 171, followed by Wyandotte County (131) and Sedgwick County (85). Douglas and Leavenworth each have 31 cases. No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Positive tests have been recorded in 46 counties. KDHE also reports there have been 6,454 negative tests.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have topped one million worldwide. At 9 a.m., Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University reports the global count at 1,033,478 cases and 54,369 deaths. Italy has the highest death toll at 13,915, followed by Spain (10,935), the United States (6,058), France (5,398), United Kingdom (3,611), China (3,326) and Iran (3,294).

Thursday, April 2

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports today Kansas has had 552 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), with 138 hospitalizations and 13 coronavirus-related deaths. Johnson County has the most cases with 161, followed by Wyandotte County (106), Sedgwick County (79), Douglas County (31) and Leavenworth County (27). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Positive tests have been recorded in 43 counties. KDHE also reports there have been 6,059 negative tests statewide. 

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll has topped 5,000 in the U.S., with New York City's coronavirus-related deaths climbing to 1,374, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. At noon, CSSE reports the U.S. has 226,374 cases and 5,316 deaths. Only Italy (13,915) and Spain (10,003) have recorded more deaths. CSSE reports there are 981,221 cases and 50,230 deaths worldwide. 

Wednesday, April 1

County commissioners today extended a State of Local Disaster Emergency for Miami County until Wednesday, April 15. The declaration prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people.

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Miami County Health Department Director Rita McKoon told county commissioners that as of 2 p.m. today the county still had not recorded a positive test. "We have completed 55 tests and they have all been negative," McKoon said. "We do have several still pending."

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports today Kansas has had 482 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 10 coronavirus-related deaths. Johnson County has the most cases with 143, followed by Wyandotte County (93), Sedgwick County (64), Douglas County (31) and Leavenworth County (25). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Positive cases have been reported in 41 counties. KDHE also reports there have been 5,411 negative tests statewide.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll topped 4,000 today in the U.S., as New York City's coronavirus-related deaths climbed to 1,096, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. At 9 a.m., CSSE reports the U.S. has 189,753 cases and 4,090 deaths. Only Italy (12,428) and Spain (9,053) have recorded more deaths, but as of this morning the U.S. had over 80,000 more cases than either of those countries, according to CSSE. 

Tuesday, March 31

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports today Kansas has had 428 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and nine coronavirus-related deaths. Johnson County has the most cases with 134, followed by Wyandotte County (79), Sedgwick County (58), Douglas County (24) and Leavenworth County (24). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Positive cases have been reported in 39 counties. KDHE also reports there have been 4,996 negative tests statewide.

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The worldwide death toll from coronavirus topped 40,000 today, and the United States now has recorded more deaths than China, where COVID-19 is said to have originated, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. At noon, CSSE reported there were 823,479 cases and 40,636 deaths worldwide. The United States has 175,067 cases and 3,416 deaths, with 932 of those deaths occurring in New York City, according to CSSE. Only Italy (12,428) and Spain (8,269) have reported more deaths than the U.S. China's death toll is listed at 3,309, according to CSSE.

Monday, March 30

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports today Kansas has had 368 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and eighth coronavirus-related deaths. Johnson County has the most cases with 116, followed by Wyandotte County (67), Sedgwick (49), Douglas (23) and Leavenworth County (20). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Positive cases have been reported in 37 counties. Patients range in age from 4 to 95. KDHE also reports there have been 4,554 negative tests statewide.

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The United States has 148,089 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 2,599 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, there are 755,591 confirmed cases and 36,211 deaths, according to CSSE. Italy has recorded the most deaths at 11,591, followed by Spain at 7,340, according to CSSE. The U.S. has more cases that any other country and the sixth most deaths.

Sunday, March 29

U.S. President Donald Trump extends social distancing guidelines until April 30.

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Grammy-winning country music star Joe Diffie, 61, died today from complications of coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement from his representatives and media outlets. Diffie had numerous hits in the 1990s, including "Pickup Man" and "Third Rock from the Sun." 

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Kansas has recorded its sixth coronavirus-related death. Wyandotte County Health Department reports the county has had a fourth death, but details about the patient were not available. The other two deaths occurred in Johnson County. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports there are 319 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kansas. Johnson has had the most at 101 cases, followed by Wyandotte County (55), Sedgwick County (42), Douglas County (23), Leavenworth County (17), and Shawnee County (13). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Positive cases have been reported in 35 counties. Patients range in age from 4 to 95. KDHE also reports there have been 4,914 negative tests statewide.

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The United States has 135,499 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 2,351 deaths, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, there are 704,095 confirmed cases and 33,551 deaths, according to CSSE. Italy has recorded the most deaths at 10,779, followed by Spain at 6,606, according to CSSE. The U.S. has more cases that any other country and the sixth most deaths.

Saturday, March 28

Gov. Laura Kelly announced a statewide stay-at-home order for Kansas to help fight the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The temporary order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, March 30, and will last at least through Sunday, April 19, Kelly said.

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Kansas has recorded its fifth coronavirus-related death. Johnson County reports today it has 82 positive cases and two deaths, but no details were available about the county's second death. The other three deaths have occurred in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) also indicates Kansas has had five deaths, but offers no details about the case. The KDHE reports there are 261 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kansas. Johnson has had the most, followed by Wyandotte County (53), Sedgwick County (33), Douglas County (23), and Leavenworth County (15). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Neighboring Franklin County has six cases, and Linn County to the south has four cases. Positive cases have been reported in 31 counties. KDHE also has reported a total of 3,671 negative tests.  

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The United States has 105,470 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), up nearly 13,000 cases since midday yesterday (92,932), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. This morning, the U.S. death toll was 1,710, up 330 deaths from yesterday morning (1,380), according to CSSE. Italy has the most deaths at 9,134, followed by Spain (5,690), China (3,299), Iran (2,517), and France (1,998). The United Kingdom has 1,021 deaths, according to CSSE. 

Friday, March 27

U.S. President Donald Trump signs a $2 trillion COVID-19 response package that includes sending stimulus checks to most Americans.

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The death toll in Kansas has risen to four. Unified Government of Wyandotte County / Kansas City, Kansas confirmed a third person has died in the county. Officials did not release details about the patient. The other death occurred in Johnson County. The news comes as Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported today that Kansas has 202 confirmed cases, up 34 cases from yesterday. Johnson County has the most cases at 66, followed by Wyandotte County (43), Sedgwick County (20), Douglas County (14), and Leavenworth County (12). No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. Thirty-one counties have reported positive cases, up eight counties from yesterday. KDHE also has reported a total of 3,229 negative tests. 

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The United States now has more confirmed cases (92,932) of coronavirus (COVID-19) than any other country, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. This morning, the U.S. death toll was 1,380 - about 1,000 more than just a few days ago when the country reached 400 deaths on Sunday, March 22, according to CSSE. Deaths have now been reported in 41 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and one American aboard the quarantined Grand Princess cruise ship. The worldwide death toll is 25,251. Italy has more than 8,200 of those deaths, according to CSSE.

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Two state agencies are "strongly" encouraging landowners to voluntarily reduce the number of acres they intend to burn this spring. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) made the request in a joint news release in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, March 26

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported today that 168 confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have occurred in the state. Johnson County has the most cases with 59, followed by Wyandotte County (34), Sedgwick County (16), Douglas County (13) and Leavenworth County (12). Twenty-three counties have reported positive COVID-19 cases, including four in Linn County and one in Franklin County. To the east, Cass County, Mo., has reported seven positive cases. No Miami County residents have tested positive to date. The state has recorded three deaths, all males in their 70s. KDHE also has reported a total of 2,360 negative tests.

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The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in the United States topped 1,000 today. At midday, the U.S. had recorded 1,049 deaths – 280 of them in New York City, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Italy, with 7,503 deaths, has been the hardest hit, followed by Spain (4,145), China (3,291), Iran (2,234), and France (1,333), according to CSSE.

Wednesday, March 25

Gov. Laura Kelly has signed the state's budget bill that includes $65 million to support coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts. Senate Bill 66, the budget bill for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021, did not include any line item vetoes from the governor when she signed it today.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported today that the state has recorded 126 positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, an increase of 28 cases from yesterday. The state’s third coronavirus-related death, and the second in Wyandotte County, was confirmed in a man in his 70s who died late in the evening Monday, March 23, at an area hospital. Johnson County has the most cases at 44, followed by Wyandotte (27), Leavenworth (11), Sedgwick (11), Douglas (10) and Butler (3) counties. Fourteen other counties, including Linn (2) and Franklin (1), reported one to two positive cases. Miami County was not on the list, but the county has recorded one positive case in an out-of-state resident that did not count toward the state total. Of the positive tests, 72 were men and 54 were women, ranging in age from 7 years old to 90 years old, with a median age of 51, according to KDHE. The agency reported the state has logged 2,360 negative tests.

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Paola City Council members have approved a resolution declaring a local state of emergency that grants new City Manager Sid Fleming the authority to take necessary actions to keep city residents and employees safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., Public Health Department has confirmed that a second coronavirus-related death in Wyandotte County has occurred. The patient was a man in his 70s who passed away in the late evening on Monday, March 23, at an area hospital, according to a Unified Government news release. It's the third confirmed COVID-19 death in Kansas. The other occurred in Johnson County.

Tuesday, March 24

The Miami County Health Department reported that, as of 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, the results of COVID-19 laboratory testing in the county have yielded 18 negative and one positive.The positive result is from a Missouri resident who was tested in Miami County.

Monday, March 23

The Miami County Commission has endorsed an emergency stay-at-home order issued by Dr. Donald Banks, Local Health Officer for Miami County, that covers a 29-day period, beginning Wednesday, March 25. Public health officials said due to the urgency of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and the imminent and rapid progression of the pandemic in the Kansas City metro area, the emergency order directs residents to stay at home except for essential needs. The emergency order, announced during a special County Commission meeting Monday, March 23, begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday and ends at 12:01 Thursday, April 23. It matches the end date of Johnson County's stay-at-home order. Cass County in Missouri approved a similar order Monday.

Sunday, March 22

Gov. Laura Kelly announced she has issued two executive orders today related to the efforts to safeguard Kansans against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a news release. One order temporarily expands capacity in the healthcare system by allowing doctors to prescribe medication after an appropriate telemedicine consultation; authorizing out-of-state doctors to provide telemedicine services to Kansans, provided they are licensed in another state; and permitting temporary emergency licenses for healthcare professionals regulated by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. The other order provides conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations to allow for quicker delivery of resources needed to address the pandemic, such as "medical supplies, groceries – and yes, even toilet paper," Kelly said in the news release.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported today there are 64 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Kansas, nine more than Saturday, March 21, but no cases yet in Miami County. Johnson County has the most cases with 28, followed by Wyandotte County with 14. Other counties with cases are Douglas (4), Leavenworth (4), Butler (3), Morris (2), Sedgwick (2), Linn (1), Franklin (1), Cherokee (1), Jackson (1), Mitchell (1), Reno (1) and Riley (1).

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The U.S. recorded its 400th coronavirus-related death today. COVID-19 deaths have been reported in 33 states, including two in Kansas, as well as one each in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia, and one American on the Grand Princess cruise ship. New York has the most deaths at 114, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide, the death toll was reported at 14,376, with more than one-third in Italy (5,476), according to CSSE.

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Saturday, March 21

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, residents of Jackson County, Mo.; Johnson County, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan; will be directed to stay at home except for essential needs, according to an announcement from the CORE 4 partners.

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The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) on Saturday, March 21, reported its first death of a resident from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The person who died was a male in his 70s who was hospitalized and had no history of travel. He did have underlying health conditions. The county currently has 26 positive cases of coronavirus, including the death, according to a JCDHE news release. Its marks the second coronavirus-related death in Kansas. The first death, also a male in his 70s, occured March 12 in Wyandotte County.

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Friday, March 20

The city of Louisburg announced Fox Hall, Louisburg's community building at 201 S. Broadway St., will close to the public until further notice, starting Saturday, March 21, after the Louisburg VFW's drive-up pancake feed fundraiser ends at noon. The VFW pancake feed, scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fox Hall, is being offered in a drive-up format this year to comply with a county directive prohibiting dine-in eating at restaurants and other public establishments in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Call ahead to place a pancake order at 913-353-8669.

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced the state now has 44 presumptive positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), an increase of 10 cases in the past 24 hours. Johnson County has recorded 23 cases, and Wyandotte County has nine cases (including one death). Leavenworth, Butler and Morris counties each have two cases, and Linn, Franklin, Douglas, Sedgwick, Cherokee, and Jackson counties each have one case.  

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The city of Spring Hill announced in a post on its website that it is closing playgrounds at all city parks as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID-19). All parks remain open for other activities. This closure only affects playgrounds, not the entire park, according to the city's post.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the deadline for filing U.S. income taxes has been moved from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.

Thursday, March 19

The U.S. death toll from coronavrious (COVID-19) reached 200 Thursday, March 19, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Deaths have been recorded in 25 states. Worldwide, the death toll topped 9,800 on Thursday evening, according to the CSSE. Thirty-four cases have been confirmed in Kansas, with one death, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Cases by county are Johnson, 16; Wyandotte, 8; Morris, 2; Leavenworth, 2; Linn, 1; Franklin, 1; Douglas, 1; Cherokee, 1; Butler, 1; and Jackson, 1, according to KDHE.

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During a special meeting, Louisburg USD 416 school board members agreed to postpone the April 7 school bond election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new election date will be determined at a later time, according to the approved resolution.

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The Linn County Health Department announced Thursday, March 19, that the county's first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) laboratory in Topeka. The health department did not provide information about where the case occurred in the county but said the person has been isolated in their home, according to a news release.

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The Miami County Commission's regularly scheduled meeting March 25 has been canceled, according to a county news release. County commissioners' next meeting will be Wednesday, April 1.

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Miami County announced that county offices will be closed until Wednesday, April 1, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Wednesday, March 18

The Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA) officially canceled all spring championships, competitions and festivals for the remainder of the school year.

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Although Miami County still has no official cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), a patient from Missouri who tested positive was in Miami County when the test took place, county health officials confirmed.

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Miami County eateries have been ordered to close their dine-in options to the public, starting Thursday, March 19, but carry-out, drive-through windows, and delivery services will still be available.

Tuesday, March 17

Louisburg Library District No. 1 board members agreed, during an emergency video conference conducted Tuesday, March 17, to close the library immediately until April 1.

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the closure of all K-12 schools for the rest of the 2019-20 school year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A task force is working out the details of a "continuous learning plan," which is scheduled to be released at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 18.

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County Commission Chairman Rob Roberts has declared a state of local emergency exists for Miami County as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The declaration, effective Tuesday, March 17, prohibits large gatherings with more than 10 people in attendance in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Gov. Laura Kelly announced two executive orders Tuesday. Kelly asked the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to suspend utility disconnects until April 15. This directive covers all electrical, natural gas, water and telecommunications utilities under the KCC’s jurisdiction. In a second executive order, Kelly stipulated the same directive for utility companies not under the jurisdiction of the KCC.

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The Osawatomie Business Expo and the Osawatomie Tornado Alley Rally Soap Box event have been canceled as a precaution against coronavirus (COVID-19). March's Business Spotlight Coffee has also been canceled, Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce Director Hitomi Lamirande reported in her weekly Chamber update. At this time, Lamirande said there are no plans to re-schedule the Business Expo, but she is hopeful Osawatomie can have a Soap Box race later this year.

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The Osawatomie Public Library is closing at 3 p.m. Tuesday and will tentatively remain closed until March 30. It was also announced that Catholic Charities will be sending a van to the library Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. to provide toilet paper and bread to those in need. The lobby will be open, and it will be first come, first served.

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Louisburg City Hall is closing to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17, to follow the White House directive of “15 Days to Slow the Spread” of the coronavirus, according to a news release. Residents who need to make a utility payment can put the payment in the drop box located next to the doors on the west side of the building. Payments also can be made online, and those instructions are on the city’s website: louisburg.kansas.gov. Residents also can call City Hall at 913-837-5371, ext. 0, to make a credit card payment. For additional assistance, call 913-837-5371, ext. 0.

Monday, March 16

The Cass County (Mo.) Health Department has confirmed the county’s first presumptive-positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cass County. The case is located in Drexel, Mo., southeast of Louisburg, and the patient is currently in-home isolation.

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Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson has convened a Continuous Learning Task Force to consider options regarding the COVID-19 epidemic. This 25-member task force will develop a plan by the end of the day, Wednesday, March 18, that addresses the following: 1) How schools will move education online so students can progress toward the end of the semester; 2) How schools will assist students who don’t have access to online tools finish out the semester, especially those who are set to graduate in May; 3) How schools will provide for at-risk students and those who have Individual Education Plans (IEPs); 4) How schools will assist in providing meals for students who need them; 5) What role schools can play in assisting with child care for essential local and state personnel that live in their counties; 6) How schools will assist in efforts to keep children from congregating in community spaces and keep them quarantined in their own homes. Once finalized and approved, this plan will be communicated with all Kansas schools.

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All restaurants, bars, clubs and movie theaters in the Kansas City metro area will close for 15 days beginning Tuesday, March 17. Officials from Jackson County, Mo.; Johnson County, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan. met and agreed to implement measures to close the establishments. Officials said delivery, pickup and drive-through services will still be allowed. The decision will be reviewed on April 1.

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Paola City Hall and building inspection offices will close to the public at 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 16, until April 1. City Hall will still accept utility payments by patrons utilizing the night dropbox, online payment methods and over the phone during normal hours. City staff will conduct necessary business via phone or email. The Paola Free Library will also be closed to public access until April 1, and Paola Community Center rentals and activities have been suspended until April 1.

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The city of Osawatomie announced that Municipal Auditorium, Memorial Hall and Old Stone Church will be closed until April 3.

Sunday, March 15

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended Sunday that for the next eight weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the country. The CDC said its recommendation does not apply to day-to-day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning or businesses.

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In a press conference Sunday evening, Gov. Laura Kelly recommended all schools in Kansas close the week of March 16-22 as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. Paola, Osawatomie and Louisburg schools are already out of school the week of March 16-20 for spring break.

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The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced the identification of a sixth case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Johnson County. The case is a male in his 50s, and the origin is unknown. The individual is isolated at home and doing well, and his family is in quarantine. This brings the total number of state cases to nine.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported no new statewide cases during its daily update but did release new recommendations for quarantine and isolation of travelers. A 14-day home quarantine is now recommended for Kansans who have traveled to California, New York or Washington on or after March 15, traveled on a cruise ship on or after March 15, traveled internationally on or after March 15, or visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin or Gunnison counties in Colorado within the past week.

Saturday, March 14

Dr. Willard Ransom, the Franklin County Health Officer, has ordered that all Franklin County school districts suspend classroom and extracurricular activities for two weeks (which is the estimated maximum incubation period for the virus) starting on Monday, March 16. Schools can remain open, and staff can report to school as needed.

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The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners, under the recommendation of the emergency manager, has declared a State of Local Disaster after a presumptive positive case was reported in Franklin County.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has reported two more positive cases of COVID-19 in Kansas, one in a Johnson County woman and one in a Franklin County man, bringing the total number of cases in Kansas to eight.

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White House officials announced that the European travel ban has been extended to include the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Friday, March 13

The Miami County Health Department reports there are still zero cases of COVID-19 in Miami County, and, at this time, the health department, with guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas State Department of Education, is advising against school closures.

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U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to free up federal funding to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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A coronavirus (COVID-19) case was reported in Butler County by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), bringing the Kansas state total to six confirmed cases. The Butler County man is in his 70s and traveled outside the United States.

Thursday, March 12

The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced the cancellation of the state basketball tournament after the conclusion of the quarterfinal round.

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has issued an emergency declaration for the state of Kansas in response to COVID-19. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties that meet certain criteria.

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A Wyandotte County man in his 70s has died of coronavirus (COVID-19) shortly after he arrived at a hospital, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced. It is the first COVID-19-related death in Kansas.

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NCAA announced it had canceled its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. It’s the first time since the tournaments were introduced that champions in the sport of college basketball will not be crowned.

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NHL announced it has paused the hockey season and won’t resume play until it is “appropriate and prudent” to do so.

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MLB announced it has canceled spring training games and delayed the start of the baseball season at least two weeks.

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas declared a state of emergency, forcing all events with more than 1,000 people to cancel and halting non-essential travel for city employees.

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KDHE announced that three more Johnson County residents have the coronavirus, bringing the state’s confirmed tally of COVID-19 cases to four, all from Johnson County.

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U.S. stocks plummeted in their worst day of trading since Oct. 19, 1987, also known as “Black Monday.”

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Organizers of the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Kansas City, Mo., have canceled this year’s installment due to COVID-19 concerns.

Wednesday, March 11

In an address to the nation, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. will ban most travel from Europe for the next 30 days, starting Friday at midnight. The decision affects 26 European countries.

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Movie star Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, have tested presumptive positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine in Australia, where the couple is reported to be filming a movie.

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The NBA announced it has suspended the basketball season after a Utah Jazz player tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

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University of Kansas joins more than 100 colleges in suspending in-person classes this spring and is making plans for online instruction.

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COVID-19, which has been reported in at least 114 countries and killed more than 4,000 people, is declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Tuesday, March 10

The worldwide death total from COVID-19 tops 4,000. More than 3,000 of the deaths have occurred in China where the virus originated.

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Italy locks down the country that includes a ban on all public events, the closure of schools and public spaces, the suspension of funerals, weddings and sporting events, and movement between municipalities without official permission.

Monday, March 9

Annals of Internal Medicine releases a study that shows people infected by novel coronavirus tend to develop symptoms about five days after exposure and almost always within two weeks.

Sunday, March 8

The 2020 BNP Paribas Open, a major tennis tournament in California, is one of the first U.S. sporting events to be canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

Saturday, March 7

Health officials on both sides of the state line announced the first reported presumptive-positive cases of COVID-19 in Kansas and Missouri.

(2) comments

guest9

I wonder when it's over and everything will be calm again

Kati

Your wording is not quite right when giving the current total case #s. The phrase "Miami County has 857 cases" implies that that is how many active cases the county rather than if it were phrased somewhat like "Miami County has had 873 confirmed cases reported since March 16th (or whatever the date might be).

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