Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Plan calls for more testing of people without virus symptoms

Kansas officials are considering spending $50 million to dramatically ramp up testing of people who aren't showing obvious signs of the coronavirus. A state task force this week backed Kansas Health Secretary Lee Norman’s recommendation to use the federal stimulus money on testing at ...

Governing board for KU Athletics approves requests to refinance debt, apply for emergency line of credit; department forecasting 14% less revenue for current budget year

The board overseeing Kansas Athletics on Wednesday unanimously approved two measures intended to shore up the department's financial situation as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain revenue streams. The first measure gives Athletics Director Jeff Long and CFO Pat Kaufman the authority ...

COVID-19 inpatient at LMH Health dies; Douglas County cases increase by 17 to 1,952

Updated at 5:17 Wednesday An inpatient at Lawrence's local hospital died from COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to LMH Health's update about the virus. Hospital spokesperson Amy Northrop was unable to provide information about the deceased patient due to privacy laws. The patient was not a ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 40 to 1,935; 764 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 1,935 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 40 cases since Monday. The county has averaged about 23 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 23 new ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase by 72 to 1,895; 752 cases are active

Douglas County has reported 1,895 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 72 cases since Friday. The county has averaged about 24 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 24 new ...

Physicians answer some common questions about masks

We’re constantly bombarded with updates, news and information about COVID-19 and it can be hard to tell what information is true and what isn’t. With the mask mandate in effect, cases on the rise and KU students back in town, how much are we really protected by wearing a mask? Why is it so ...