May 13, 2022

KDHE: 29 additional COVID deaths and 2,847 new cases

Posted May 13, 2022 5:07 PM

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health reported  2,847 new coronavirus cases in Kansas since Friday, May 6, for a total of 780,892 cases.

The state reported 29 additional COVID-19 deaths in the past week for a total of 8,720.

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Kansas is providing 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 state will continue to support access to free COVID-19 testing, work 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 plans to update data about cases and vaccinations each Friday.