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KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- In an update to previous reporting KCTV5 News has done, the number of cases and deaths that have been tied to a church gathering in KCK has increased. 

According to data from Wyandotte County, 44 people in the state were infected after attending the Eastern Kansas Minister's Conference at Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ in Kansas City, Kansas. The event was held from March 16 through March 22. 

Of the now 44 people infected, 16 of them live in Wyandotte County. 

At least five people across the state have died in connection with the outbreak tied to the gathering. 

Additionally, there was a gala at Rising Star Baptist Church on March 14 which has been tied to seven people contracting the virus and one death. 

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