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Topeka area officials see rise in funeral-linked virus cases

Health officials in Mercer County have reported two additional positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the county total to 10. (MGN Image)
Health officials in Mercer County have reported two additional positive cases of COVID-19. This brings the county total to 10. (MGN Image)(KWQC)
Published: Jun. 17, 2020 at 7:38 PM CDT
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Health officials are reporting 41 cases of the coronavirus and one death linked to funeral services and visitations in Topeka’s Shawnee County.

The county's health department says the positive cases include residents from five different counties. Health officials urged families to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and work with funeral directors and religious leaders to keep services safe.

Possible steps include wearing masks, limiting attendance, practicing social distancing and using technology to connect virtually.

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