By the Associated Press and KFDI News:
Kansas has set records again for new coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations as some local officials report having trouble getting people to cooperate in finding others who’ve been exposed.
Several counties are reporting having trouble tracing who has been exposed to the virus because other people won’t provide enough or even any information about their close contacts.
The state health department added another 5,672 confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since Monday to the state’s tally for the pandemic, increasing it to 109,225. The state saw a record average of 2,430 new cases a day for the seven days ending Wednesday.
The state added 34 deaths to bring the total to 1,215.
Sedgwick County reported an additional 452 cases on Wednesday, to bring the total for the pandemic to 15,920. The county remains at 137 deaths. There have been 165,732 tests, an increase of 8,363, and the percentage of positive tests is now 22.7 percent.