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Here are the latest headlines regarding COVID-19:

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.

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