Kansas hospitals raise morgue capacity concerns over COVID

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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.

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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.