District officers stated they’re sending these college students dwelling with rapid-test kits to get a snapshot of how prevalent the coronavirus is inside its faculties.
The district has seen a lower in circumstances through the winter, with 13 constructive circumstances reported the week of March 31, in contrast with 107 through the week of Jan. 13.
The state as a complete additionally has seen a decline in new confirmed or possible COVID-19 circumstances in latest months. Kansas averaged 213 new circumstances a day for the seven days ending Monday, as little as the rolling seven-day common for late June 2020, in accordance with state Division of Well being and Surroundings information.
The division added 483 new circumstances since Friday to the state’s pandemic whole, bringing it to 304,719. The well being division reported no further deaths and actually subtracted eight from the pandemic whole to make it 4,930. The division typically removes fatalities from the depend after a assessment of demise certificates.
Because the state has seen a decline in new circumstances, native officers have eased off masks mandates and different restrictions, and Republican leaders within the GOP-controlled Legislature overturned a coverage from Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly looking for to encourage counties to maintain masks necessities in place.
However Kansas is also seeing a decline within the variety of new folks getting examined for COVID-19, in accordance with the well being division’s information. It peaked at 6,292 a day throughout November and is 1,255 a day for April.