Number of Covid-19 cases in Kansas rises to 126

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has increased since Tuesday.

There are now 126 confirmed cases in the state today compared to 98 confirmed cases on Tuesday.  Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment expects the number of infects to rise over the next month.

Norman says the number of cases are likely double every 3 to 4 days and we will reach closer to 400 cases by the end of the month.  The state also has a limited supply of test kits, but he says commercial testing is readily available for doctors to utilize for their patients.

Norman says he does not expect to see any decreases in cases anytime soon even in communities that have stay-at-home orders are in place.  He says it’s due in part to all the exemptions.

Norman says he believes people are looking for ways to wiggle around the exemptions rather than complying with them.  “It’s not a game of avoid the exceptions to justify going out into the community.” says Norman.

The KDHE is looking at creating satellite locations to do more widespread testing to have a better idea how many people in the general population may be carrying the virus.