Kansas allows fall high school sports amid pandemic

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Kansas State High School Activities Association is allowing all fall high school sport competitions in Kansas to move forward as scheduled despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the association’s executive board narrowly defeated on Tuesday a motion that would have delayed the start of fall competitions. Kansas health officials reported Wednesday that 14 more people have died of the coronavirus since Monday, bringing the state’s death toll to 349. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment also said the number of reported cases also rose to 26,870 in the state.

That’s an increase of 698 new cases since since Monday.

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