Gov. Kelly details Unified Testing Strategy, gives weekly coronavirus update


FILE – In this April 15, 2020 file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly discusses the coronavirus pandemic from the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) — Governor Laura Kelly announced framework for Kansas’ Unified Testing Strategy Wednesday afternoon in addition to giving her weekly coronavirus update.

As of Wednesday, Kansas has 78,134 positive cases and 988 deaths, according to the Reno County Health Department.

“The state did not reach 500 coronavirus deaths until September — roughly six months after the pandemic began,” Gov. Kelly said. “It took a little over six weeks for another 500 Kansans to die.”

On Monday, for the third week in a row, Kansas broke the record for the highest number of new cases of any reporting period at 2,500 cases.

Gov. Kelly detailed framework for Kansas’ Unified Testing Strategy stating the main three components: Diagnostic, Screening and Surveillance.

Gov. Kelly also laid out steps that Kansas is taking to increase statewide testing.

To watch the press conference, click below.

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