Kansas education official says a middle school student has died from COVID-19

Education Commissioner Randy Watson disclosed the death Wednesday but didn't provide details, such as where the student lived.

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State News

September 23, 2021 - 9:51 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state education official said Wednesday that a Kansas middle school student has died of COVID-19.

The child’s death would be the first reported COVID-19 death of someone aged 10 to 17 in Kansas and only the third reported for someone under 18. 

Education Commissioner Randy Watson disclosed the death during a Zoom meeting of a task force on COVID-19 safety measures in public schools appointed by Gov. Laura Kelly. 

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