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State revises COVID-19 data website
Coronavirus breaking news

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has updated its online website that provides weekly data reports on COVID-19. Prior to April 1, numbers were updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Now the numbers are updated every Friday.

As of 9 a.m. Friday,  April 8, there have been 770,977 COVID-19 cases in Kansas, resulting in 8,501 statewide deaths. There were 702 new cases and 104 new deaths reported since April 1.

The website’s dashboard next shows a “weekly cumulative incidence rate” for each county and ranks them as low, moderate, substantial or high transmission counties. The latest cumulative incidence rates are from March 28 through April 3. The most recent five days are not included as data is expected to be incomplete. However, the preliminary numbers for April 8 can be found elsewhere on the website.

Area counties

Here are case totals for area counties as of 9 a.m. Friday, with any change since April 1:

• Barton 6,489 (+3)

• Ellsworth 2,014

• Pawnee 2,117 (-1)

• Rice 2,610 (+1)

• Rush 807 (+1)

• Russell 1,878

• Stafford 1,136


Here is the cumulative report for area counties for March 28 through April 3, with the transmission ranking:

• Barton +1 Low

• Ellsworth +0 Low

• Pawnee +1 Moderate

• Rice +1 Moderate

• Rush +1 Moderate

• Russell +1 Moderate

• Stafford +0 Low

Two Kansas counties, Osborne and Clark, were in the high transmission rate category, with 5 and 3 new cases, respectively.

Other information

Reports on death totals and hospitalizations for area counties are no longer available on this website.