The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says it is investigating two people for possible cases of the coronavirus. No other details have been released and it’s not known where the two people are from.
KDHE revealed the two possible cases in an update on its web page. The agency has previously checked 11 people, and they all tested negative for the COVID-19 virus. KDHE secretary Lee Norman said at a news conference this week that the agency now has the capability to test for the virus, with results in several hours. Previously, KDHE had to send testing samples to the Centers for Disease Control, and that process took several days.
There are now confirmed cases of coronavirus in Oklahoma and Colorado.
Wesley Medical Center in Wichita has started screening procedures at its emergency departments. The screenings will take place at the main entrances and emergency room entrances, and they involve a series of questions that would determine if there is potential exposure to the virus.