Gov. Laura Kelly’s Executive Order No. 20-24, issued on April 16, extended the Kansas stay-at-home order to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Gov. Kelly said she will announce on Thursday plans to reopen the state, although some decisions will be made at the county level.
The governor also announced a new website covid.ks.gov as a centralized place for resources for Kansans. Links on that page include “If You’re Sick,” “Unemployment Benefits,” “Find a Job” and “Kansas COVID-19 Data.” Kansans can also find ways to help during the pandemic and some “fun community resources.” The latter include Hands-on family activities and a link to the First Cat of Kansas’s Twitter page.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports there were 3,491 confirmed COVID-19 cases from 76 counties with 124 deaths reported as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.
• There have been 504 of 2,691 cases that have been hospitalized.
• There have been 24,599 negative tests conducted at KDHE and private labs.
• Age range is 0 years to 99 years (median 46 years)
• There have been 991 positive tests at KHEL and 2,500 at private labs.
• 1,707 cases are female and 1,761 are male and 23 unknown.
The total number of cases in area counties includes: Barton 9, Edwards 2, Ellis 8, Pratt 1, Reno 26, Rice 3, Stafford 1. None of these counties had new cases reported from the previous day.
Counties with more than 100 cases, from highest to lowest: Wyandotte 583, Ford 544, Johnson 446, Seward 422, Sedgwick 351, Leavenworth 183, Finney 175, Lyon 171, Shawnee 106.