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A billboard along Interstate 35 displays tips to help people prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus Monday, March 16, 2020, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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CLOVID-19 UPDATE: KDHE reports about 40 new cases Thursday

Kansas now has 168 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, an increase of about 40 from the previous day’s report. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment gives a daily report of confirmed cases in the state.

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Leavenworth County now reporting 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Leavenworth County is reporting additional confirmed COVID-19 cases, as the number now is at 12 as of late Wednesday afternoon. The Leavenworth County Health Department issued a release earlier Wednesday that three additional cases moved the total number to 11. Those cases were all males, one in his 70s another in his 50s and a third in his 30s. “The male in his 70s reported recent travel history,” the report said. “The male in his 50s has no recent travel, but known close contact to a positive case. The male in his 30s had no travel history.”

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Leavenworth County now with 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including a Tonganoxie case; 3 have had no travel history correlation, health department says

Leavenworth County now has five confirmed COVID-19 cases and at least one in each of the county’s largest communities. The Leavenworth County Health Department reported that at least one case has been found in Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lansing and Leavenworth.

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Kansas sees second death from COVID-19 as cases rise; Leavenworth County reports 2 more cases

A second COVID-19 death in Kansas was confirmed Saturday, this one in the Kansas City suburb of Johnson County. State health officials revealed the death in a news release meant to update the number of new coronavirus cases in the state and did not give any details about the person who died.

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