Governor Kelly issues emergency declaration for COVID-19
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the first death related to COVID-19 in Wyandotte County.
Officials said the patient was a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions.
Governor Kelly also declared a state of emergency due to the outbreak.
“Our state is well prepared,” Kelly said. “With this emergency declaration we can activate our response and coordinate fully. This is part of the process and will make access to important resources more accessible. We continue to work closely with our local, state and federal partners to respond to the potential spread of the virus – or any situation that may arise.”
The United States has surpassed 2,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and the death toll climbed to 58, with 25 of the deaths associated with the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington.
President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he had been tested for coronavirus, with results coming in a few days. Vice President Mike Pence also said new travel restrictions would be put in place with regard to the U.K. and Ireland.
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