New Covid-19 cases in the US may be on the decline, but some officials across the heartland reported worrisome news this week. Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Monday the state had reached an "unfortunate milestone" by reporting at least one case of the virus in every county. The state's infection rate, she said, "continues an alarming trend in the wrong direction." The state's seven-day average for new daily cases was 561 Monday, up from about 100 in mid-June, according to Johns Hopkins University data.