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The Range | Nov. 27, 2020

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Cherrie Holder works in her office. She recently recovered from COVID-19 and says she wants to share her experience to "put a face to it."

The number of COVID-19 cases in Kansas has doubled in the last five weeks. The spike has led to overcrowded hospitals and nearly 250 deaths this month. And African Americans are being hit particularly hard: Black Kansans are three times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than white Kansans, and more than seven times more likely to die from the disease.

This week on The Range, we talk to one Wichita woman about her battle with COVID-19, and why she says sharing her story is so important.

Plus, it's Black Friday — and in a normal year, you'd probably be out fighting the crowd for that last specially priced toaster. But 2020 is not a normal year. We take a look at what the pandemic means for holiday retail sales.