Mar 22, 2023

KDHE reports drop in COVID cases; 16 more deaths

Posted Mar 22, 2023 4:56 PM

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health reported 1,290  new coronavirus cases in Kansas from March 15, to March 22, for a total of 940,526 cases.  The state reported 1,366 cases the previous week.

On Wednesday, the state reported  16 additional COVID-19 deaths since the report on March 8, for a total of 10,112 since the state started reporting COVID illness and deaths. 

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Kansas provides fewer updates of its data about COVID-19 now that Gov. Laura Kelly formally declared that the state is moving toward treating COVID-19 as a disease like the flu that spreads regularly and isn't considered a pandemic. The health department plans to update data about cases and vaccinations each Wednesday.

The state continues to support access to free COVID-19 testing, works to ensure that vulnerable populations can get vaccinated, see that providers serve a broad population and give “comprehensive guidance” about the virus. She called the new phase “endemic normalcy.”

The health department updates data about cases and vaccinations each Wednesday.