Coronavirus in Kansas: 8,539 confirmed cases, 178 deaths
Kansas reports the the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state rose by 199 since Monday to 8,539.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment data shows an increase of five deaths to 178. The state reports 760 hospitalizations, and 62,664 people have tested negative.
Ford County leads the state with 1,440 cases, closely followed by Finney County with 1,307 cases. Sedgwick County had 517 cases, according to the KDHE's data.
The actual numbers are thought to be higher in part because of the initial limits in testing.
For more information and the KDHE's number of cases by county, visit kake.com/virus. The KDHE's numbers will only be updated Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, or death.
The Associated Press contributed to this update.