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Kansas Health Authorities Report 4195 New Corona Cases 

The Kansas Health Authorities reported 4,195 positive cases for the coronavirus in the past two days. That is the highest since mid-January. The health authorities added that 10,056 Kansans tested negative for the coronavirus since Monday.

The Kansas Health Authorities said that 24 more Kansas deaths had been linked to COVID-19. It brings the state’s death toll to 5,581. Hospitals remain busy treating COVID-19 patients, with 99 more Kansans hospitalized with the illness since Monday. The KDHE does not track recoveries.Authorities are continuing to track COVID-19 variants. The most common one in the state is the delta variant, with 435 more Kansans diagnosed with it since Friday.The state says more than 14,000 COVID-19 vaccinations were given in the past two days: 6,703 Kansans got their first dose of vaccine, while 7,945 got their second dose.

Of Kansans eligible to get vaccinated, 62.26% have had at least one dose, while 53.97% have finished the current vaccination series. Governor Laura Kelly and Dillons Health today launched a new vaccine incentive program. All newly vaccinated Kansans 12+ are eligible to receive $50 per dose, $100 total.Governor said that receiving every eligible Kansan vaccinated is critical to our efforts to slow the spread of the virus, protect our businesses, and keep kids in school. This incentive program is another tool to support our ongoing vaccine efforts. I want to thank Dillons officials for their partnership and their commitment to the communities they served.

Steve Dreher, Dillons Stores Division President, said that since the first day, Dillons’ most urgent priority had been the health and safety of our associates, customers, and communities. Along with Governor Kelly, they are pleased to extend this incentive as a means to inspire more individuals to get vaccinated and help our Kansas communities move forward.

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