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How many known cases are in Kansas?
As of Oct. 23, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed 76,230 cases of COVID-19 (+1,774 since last report), and 975 deaths (+23). The positive test rate is 8.1%. KDHE gives a live update on its Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2 p.m.
More than 540,000 other people have tested negative for COVID-19.
Sedgwick County, which includes confirmed cases not finalized in KDHE's count, says as of Oct. 23 there have been 10,601 confirmed cases (+160 since last report) and 127 deaths. The positive test rate is 9.9%. The county no longer reports active cases or recoveries.
The U.S. has had more than 8.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 223,000 deaths.