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Kansas Cases of COVID-19 Will Continue to Climb

KDHE Secretary Lee Norman at a press conference Saturday, March 7, 2020, where he confirmed the first COVID-19 case recorded in Kansas. (Photo by Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus continues to climb in Kansas. That's prompting state and local health officials to ratchet up efforts to slow its spread. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service talked with the state’s chief health officer – Lee Norman – about those efforts and what to expect in the weeks to come.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman speaking with Kansas News Service reporter Jim McLean about the state’s efforts to contain the coronavirus. The Kansas News Service reports on health, the many factors that influence it and their connection to public policy. Learn more at


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