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Statewide COVID-19 death county adjusted downward
State reported another childhood death Friday
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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Monday adjusted the statewide death count attributed to COVID-19, reporting zero new deaths and a total that was four fewer than last Friday’s report.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, Kansas has had 449,813 COVID-19 cases, resulting in 15,306 hospitalizations and 6,614 statewide deaths. There were 2,019 new cases, 51 new hospitalizations and 0 new deaths reported since Friday, Nov. 12. The number of area deaths attributed to COVID-19 was unchanged.

One new childhood death attributed to COVID-19 was added to the state’s totals last Friday, bringing the total to three children in the 0-9 age group. Three others in the 10-17 years age group have been reported over the course of the pandemic. The KDHE does not release additional information, such as when or where the deaths occurred.

Area case totals

Here are the total cases for area counties as of 9 a.m. Monday, with the change since last Friday:

• Barton 4,143 (+26)

• Ellsworth 1,439 (+7)

• Pawnee 1,533 (+6)

• Rice 1,516 (+12)

• Rush 539 (+5)

• Russell 1,243 (+12)

• Stafford 668 (+9)

Hospitalizations as of Monday

Barton, Pawnee and Stafford County reported zero new hospitalizations attributed to COVID-19 between Friday and Monday morning.