KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 1,000 Kansans have now died from COVID-19, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday afternoon.
In a tweet, the governor said the COVID-19 death toll in the state now stands at 1,007 after updated figures were released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
It is with deep sadness that I announce that Kansas has surpassed 1,000 COVID-19 deaths. One of the many terrible impacts of this virus has been that families are unable to hold in-person services to mourn the passing of their loved ones. (1/2)— Governor Laura Kelly (@GovLauraKelly) October 28, 2020
Gov. Kelly said that she is directing flags to be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the victims.
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