Gov. Laura Kelly hosts press conference to discuss rising coronavirus numbers


COVID-19 deaths are approaching 2,000 in Hidalgo County in South Texas.

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Governor Laura Kelly is holding a press conference at the Capital at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, to give an update regarding COVID-19 in Kansas.

Earlier this month Gov. Kelly issued a new statewide mask executive order and said it’s similar to, but an updated version of the one she signed in July.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is reporting 517 active coronavirus clusters across the state for Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Government mandates that require people to wear masks in public can slow the spread of Covid-19, a new report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds, and communities that don’t enact such orders may face dramatic increases in new cases.

At 3 p.m. Nov. 25, the Shawnee County Health Department will hold a virtual news conference.

The conference will be live-streamed via the Shawnee County COVID-19 Updates and cross-posted on the Health Department Facebook pages.

KSNT will carry both conferences on our website and our Facebook page.

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