From the Associated Press.

Kansas’ top public health official has warned the state is “losing the battle” against the coronavirus as it reports another record increase in new cases.

The state health department on Friday reported 1,855 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since Wednesday to bring the total for the pandemic to 65,807.

The state also reported another 40 COVID-19-related deaths, increasing the total to 763.

Kansas saw an average of 671 new cases a day for the seven days ending Friday, breaking the state’s previous record of 667 for the seven days ending Sept. 28. Health department head Dr. Lee Norman said Kansas is doing worse than other states.