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Access to COVID-19 antiviral prescriptions simplified
Coronavirus breaking news

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is collaborating with GoGetDoc to simplify access to COVID-19 antiviral prescriptions. GoGetDoc is offering reduced-price telehealth visits for those with a positive COVID-19 test in an effort to make oral antiviral treatment (Paxlovid and Lagevrio) more accessible to vulnerable communities. Kansans can now visit the GoGetDoc website ( to complete an initial screening to see if they are eligible.

Regular visits with a primary care provider are important for maintaining quality health. By visiting the GoGetDoc website, Kansans have another option to assist them. Patients with a positive COVID-19 test and mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 will meet virtually with a Kansas doctor to discuss treatment options, including Paxlovid and Lagevrio. 

Oral antiviral therapy for COVID-19 is authorized for people ages 12 and older who weigh more than 88 pounds. 

Kansans who need more support may email with questions.

Weekly update

Kansas has now had 889,458 COVID-19 cases and 9,620 deaths since the start of the pandemic, KDHE reports. As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, there were 2.382 new cases and 14 new deaths reported statewide since Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The weekly cumulative incidence rate for area counties covers the period from Oct. 22-28. The rates were ranked “high” in Barton and Russell counties, meaning 100 or more cases per 100,000 people; “substantial” in Pawnee, Rice and Rush counties, meaning 50-99 cases per 100,000; and “moderate” in Ellsworth and Stafford counties, meaning 10-49 cases per 100,000.

The number of new cases, actual and per 100,000 people, follows:

• Barton 28 (108.6)

• Ellsworth 3 (49.2)

• Pawnee 4 (62.4)

• Rice 6 (62.9)

• Rush 2 (65.9)

• Russell 10 (145.9)

• Stafford 1 (24.1)