Kansas imposes quarantine on travelers from Arizona

Jun 20, 2020, 4:05 AM
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(Facebook Photo/PHXSkyHarbor)
(Facebook Photo/PHXSkyHarbor)

PHOENIX — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday imposed a quarantine for any travelers arriving from Arizona.

In a press release, the Kansas health department said that those coming from Arizona “need to quarantine for 14 days after arrival in Kansas.”

The KDHE also said that it will review its travel quarantine list on July 1, 14 days after the quarantine was imposed.

Other states on the list include Alabama, Arkansas and Maryland.

The announcement comes as Arizona is currently experiencing a high in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.

On Friday morning, the state health department reported over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time.

The 3,246 new coronavirus cases bring the state’s case total to 46,689 in addition to 1,312 deaths.

Since June 12, Arizona has set a new single-day high for newly reported cases four times:

  • June 19: 3,246
  • June 18: 2,519
  • June 16: 2,392
  • June 12: 1,654

As of Thursday, the total of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients currently checked into Arizona’s hospitals increased to a high of 1,832, an increase of 165 over the previous day.

Overall hospital bed usage remained at a pandemic high of 85% on Thursday for the third consecutive day.

The percentage of ICU beds in use also remained at a high of 84% for the second consecutive day.

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Kansas imposes quarantine on travelers from Arizona