KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Preliminary data reviewed by 41 Action News Friday shows that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and local health departments across the state combined to add more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday.
In total, 6,047 new COVID-19 cases were added to the state’s total Friday, which now stands at 116,858.
The Friday increase set a new record for the number of new cases reported in a single day. The previous record was set on Wednesday, Nov. 11 when 5,511 new cases were added. Each of the last four times the state has released new data has set a new record.
An additional 41 Kansans were added to the list of people who have died from the virus, which now stands at 1,256 in the state.
The surge of new cases is particularly evident in the state’s largest county of Johnson.
On Oct. 12, the county had reported 12,932 cases. As of Friday’s report, the number of cases in the county stood at 20,946, a 62 percent increase in just more than a month’s time. In just the last two days, the county has added more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases.