• Ks. coronavirus numbers low; some question testing methods
    A laboratory kit used by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test for the coronavirus.

Ks. coronavirus numbers low; some question testing methods

Seven people in Kansas and Missouri have tested positive for coronavirus as of Thursday, with one of those - a man in his 70s living in a long-term care facility in Wyandotte County - dead from the disease.

The relatively low instances of infection in the region would indicate that so far, the two states seem hardly touched by the growing global pandemic.

Some public experts, however, say the testing numbers might not show an accurate picture of the COVID-19 virus in the area, and the two states’ approaches to testing the virus may not be proactive enough to help contain it.

 

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