TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Division of Well being and Surroundings (KDHE), held a press briefing Wednesday afternoon from the Topeka Statehouse relating to COVID-19.
Throughout his press briefing, Dr. Norman shared the newest COVID-19 numbers in Kansas — 47,410 confirmed circumstances and 495 deaths because the pandemic started, and spoke to the 2 causes KDHE thinks this data is essential for Kansans and general public well being in Kansas: 1. it permits for transparency about COVID-19 clusters across the state, 2. to empower Kansans to evaluate their very own private danger and making particular person choices primarily based on information about clusters.
Dr. Norman stated, starting Wednesday, KDHE has launched the names of lively COVID-19 clusters in academic establishments, authorities businesses, organizations, and companies which is essential for KDHE’s Outbreak Identification Coverage and which can be shared on the KDHE website.
Secretary Norman additionally defined when a cluster is deemed ‘inactive’ — usually when no new circumstances are reported in 28 days for an present cluster, it’ll be declared inactive.
Dr .Norman stated Sedgwick, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties carried about half of the recorded COVID-19 circumstances in Kansas.
For the newest COVID-19 numbers in Kansas, click on here.