Here are the most important reports we've seen today that offer an important overview on the impact of the coronavirus locally. Checkit:
Kansas City Metro Confronts Rising Coronavirus Cases
Many people in the Kansas City area are adjusting to a new normal as "stay-at-home" orders have been issued to help combat the spread of COVID-19.Tuesday saw confirmed cases in Missouri grow above 250, meanwhile, Kansas reached the 100 marker on Wednesday.Experts hope the stay-at-home orders will help slow the spread of the coronavirus, but understand as access to testing grows, so will the number of positive cases.
28 New Kansas Cases Reported
Update Tuesday night, March 24, 2020 A second COVID-19-related death in Wyandotte County and the third such death for the state of Kansas comes as Sedgwick County follows suit of counties in the Kansas City area, preparing for a stay-at-home order, set to start at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday (March 25).
COVID-19 Spike In Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Health is reporting 101 new positive cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total in Missouri to 356, including eight deaths. St. Louis County is reporting the most cases with 129. The city of St. Louis has 44 cases.
Movie House Hard Times
LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) - Leawood-based AMC Theaters announced a furlough of all corporate employees Wednesday. Last week the theater chain announced that they were shuttering all 600 of its theaters in the U.S. after first trying to limit the number of customers in each theater to follow social distancing guidelines.
Kansas Coronavirus Rise
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The number of positive cases in Kansas could nearly quadruple over the next five days, Dr. Lee Norman, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, said in a news conference. "The expectation for the state of Kansas... is that it is forecasted to double in every 3-4 days," Norman said.
JoCo COVID-19 Numbers Increase
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Johnson County rose to 46 Wednesday, a day after Wyandotte County reported its second death from COVID-19, according to health officials. Johnson County health officials said they had 10 additional positive cases of COVID-19.
Kansas City Funds Coronavirus Protection For First Responders
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The city's finance committee today approved spending nearly $2.5-million from the general fund to supply training and personal protective equipment to emergency responders. Personal protective equipment is in short supply right now. The state of Missouri has been struggling to find resources for municipal workers across the Show Me State.
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