As Virus Cases Surge, Kansas Wants People Home, Feds To Act

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ top health official is frustrated with people looking to get around local stay-at-home orders meant to check the spread of the coronavirus, while Gov. Laura Kelly has an issue with the federal government. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas jumped Wednesday by about 30 in a single day and approached 130 with three COVID-19-related deaths.  State health secretary Lee Norman said he expects the number to approach 400 by the end of March and that makes social distancing and self-isolating important. Kelly said the U.S. government should “get their act together” and require industries to manufacture medical supplies.