TOPEKA — Kansas public health officials tracking COVID-19 issued Wednesday the third consecutive November report showing spread of the virus to another 5,000 people statewide.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said 5,672 new cases had been documented since Monday. The increase from Friday to Monday was 5,920, while the rise from Nov. 4 to Friday was 5,418.
On Wednesday, KDHE also reported an additional 114 hospitalizations and 34 more deaths related to COVID-19. The pandemic has hospitalized a total of 4,252 Kansans since March, and the rising volume of ill people threatened to exceed capacity of health facilities in terms of staffing and beds. Fatality totals in Kansas have reached 1,215.