COVID-19 patient recovers

A Chanute woman, among the first confirmed COVID-19 patients in southeast Kansas, discusses life after her diagnosis. She compared the illness to having allergies, the flu and strep throat simultaneously.


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April 24, 2020 - 3:39 PM

It’s been a trying few weeks for Kimmee Garnica, one of the first known COVID-19 patients in the region.

The Chanute woman was sent home from work at Russell Stover Candies in Iola March 23 when she developed a sore throat and stuffy nose. 

She’d suffered from a cold weeks earlier, and thought it or allergies were the source of her discomfort.

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