Kansas Saw Nearly 8,000 COVID Cases Per Day Last Week

By the Associated Press. 

Nursing homes are facing COVID-19 outbreaks, schools are closing and hospitals in the Kansas City area are seeing so many deaths that they are raising alarms about morgue capacity.

The problems come as Kansas yet again shattered its record for new confirmed and probable cases. The state reported an average of 7,887 new cases a day for the seven days ending Friday — nearly triple what had been the biggest peak in November 2020.

While the omicron variant is less deadly, hospitalizations are approaching the previous high from December 2020, new state data shows.