TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) – On Saturday, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced that one person in Kansas has tested positive for coronavirus.

Governor Kelly said that the woman is under 50 years old and lives in Johnson County, Kansas.

She is in home isolation, which is in accordance with the guidance from the CDC.

Local public health officials are working to identify and contact anyone who may have been in close contact with her.

The governor emphasized that “no one should panic over this new virus or this confirmed case.” She said Kansas is still considered to be at low risk for the virus to spread. She also emphasized that people should wash their hands often.

This is the state’s first “presumptive positive test” for COVID-19.

The governor’s full press conference can be watched below (volume is inherently low, so turn it up). Below that is the county's press conference. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

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Don't even think that for a second that this is the only case. There are many other people who have this and the only reason why you are hearing this is because she is the most serious and severe of cases.

I don't believe nothing that the government is saying because that's what they do is lie and keep repeating the lies to the people it's part of their business.

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