The number of coronavirus cases in Kansas is increasing. As of March 6, 2020, there are a total of seven confirmed cases in the state.
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Kansas had its first confirmed case of coronavirus on March 8, 2020. As of March 31, there are now 74 confirmed cases in the state. The majority of these cases are in Johnson County, which has 46 confirmed cases.
Current Cases in Kansas
As of June 1st, 2020, there have been a total of 10,269 cases of coronavirus in Kansas. Of these cases, 6,072 have recovered and there have been 195 deaths.
The number of new cases being reported each day in Kansas has continued to rise in recent weeks, reaching a peak of more than 1,200 new cases on October 28. However, the number of new cases has begun to level off in recent days, with around 800 new cases being reported each day since October 31.
As of June 10, 2020, there have been 22,044 cases of coronavirus reported in Kansas and 381 deaths.
Of those cases, 6,374 have been in Shawnee County, 3,066 have been in Sedgwick County, 1,650 have been in Johnson County, 1,114 have been in Wyandotte County, and 892 have been in Douglas County.
There are currently 14 counties with more than 100 cases.
Comparison to Other States
According to the CDC, as of February 11th, 2020, there have been a total of 3,587 cases of Coronavirus in the United States. Of these cases, 3,215 have been in California, 579 in Washington, and 493 in New York.
Cases per capita
As of June 29, 2020, Kansas has had 9,814 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 201 deaths, which equates to approximately 154 cases per 100,000 people. This puts Kansas in the top half of states in terms of cases per capita. It is worth noting that this metric does not take into account the population density of a state, which can play a role in the spread of the virus. For example, Louisiana has had more than twice as many confirmed cases per capita as Kansas (353 per 100,000 people), but Louisiana is nearly three times as densely populated as Kansas.
Deaths per capita
When looking at the data for deaths per capita, Kansas falls in the middle of the pack when compared to other states. As of April 13, 2020, Kansas had a death rate of 8.3 per 100,000 people. This ranksKansas as the 20th state in terms of deaths per capita.
While this is not the highest death rate in the country, it is important to keep in mind that Kansas is a relatively small state. When looking at the total number of deaths, Kansas ranks 34th in the country with a total of 93 reported deaths.
It is important to note that these numbers are subject to change as more information becomes available and as the situation continues to evolve.
There are currently no reported cases of coronavirus in Kansas. However, it is important to remain vigilant and take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus.