Kansas is reporting that it saw more than 1,000 new novel coronavirus cases in two days.
The new numbers Friday again gave the state its worst seven-day spike in newly reported cases since the pandemic began.
The state has seen a resurgence in cases since mid-June that has grown increasingly intense this month.
It’s prompted Gov. Laura Kelly to announce plans for delaying the reopening of public K-12 schools until after Labor Day.
The state health department said Kansas has had a total of 21,965 reported novel coronavirus cases, up 1,032 or 4.9% from Wednesday.
The number of COVID-19-related deaths remained at 299.