COVID Still Confronts Kansas

A warning for the Sunflower State despite progress.

First a bit of hopeful news . . .

About 47.5% of the entire state population has been vaccinated with at least one dose, while about 39.3% of people are fully vaccinated, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Col. Sanders Dr. Lee Norman said the health department is preparing a plan to transition out of emergency operations, and it will be presented to the governor.

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Coronavirus isn't 'magically' gone, Kansas health leader says as emergency nears end

The top public health official in Kansas says the coronavirus is not "magically" gone as the health department prepares for an end to the statewide emergency declaration. "The trend line is doing really quite well, but we have to remember we have still about 100 - or slightly more - new cases every day," said Dr. Lee Norman, the secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.