The pandemic continues and tonight we share this COMPREHENSIVE roundup of some of the most important HYPERLOCAL CORONAVIRUS NEWS along with some of teh more important national news out there tonight . . .
First here's where the numbers stand at the end of the day:
Fox4: As of Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department is reporting 234 positive coronavirus COVID-19 cases and seven deaths.
KMBC: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Tuesday the Show-Me State has reached 3,037 cases of COVID-19 and 53 deaths have been reported.
KWCH: Cases of coronavirus in Kansas up to 900, 27 deaths
Again, after the jump, here are the headlines and stories that stood out today . . .
EPIC Jackson County Courthouse Haul Revealed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Local first responders will get the masks they need in their efforts to help in the COVID-19 battle. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99 in Kansas City, Missouri, said in a statement Tuesday that they knew local first responders were not getting the protective gear they needed.
The Kansas City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #99 has secured 150,000 masks to help first responders in the metro area and throughout Missouri that are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.According to a news release from the FOP, it located 150,000 masks and is working with Jackson County, the Kansas City Fire Department and the Kansas City Police Department funding was secured."With the help of Lt.
Local Advocacy For Coronavirus Life Saving Access
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Disability rights advocates are worried about the way ventilators will be distributed if there is a shortage during the COVID-19 crisis. Tessa Goupil, 49, has muscular dystrophy and depends on a ventilator. "I can't breathe on my own at all," Goupil told 41 Action News on Monday.
Historic KC Challenge Starts
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Gracious Lunch Life Lesson
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - For the last week, teachers and staff from University Academy in Kansas City have been handing out free lunches. "We just open up our doors and then anybody that needs a meal, come on over," Title 1 Teacher at University Academy Bethany Brown said.
Tragic KCK Exposure
A cluster of 37 COVID-19 cases that caused four deaths at a Kansas City, Kansas, rehabilitation facility was brought on by "a confluence of bad circumstances," Wyandotte County's chief medical officer said Tuesday.
More Face Mask Double Talk From Public Health Officials
The World Health Organization has held off from recommending people wear face masks in public after assessing fresh evidence that suggested the items may help to contain the pandemic. The WHO reviewed its position on masks in light of data from Hong Kong indicating that their widespread use in the community may have reduced the spread of coronavirus in some regions.
Prez Trump Pushes Back Against W.H.O. Pronouncements
President Trump signaled Tuesday he may put a "very powerful hold" on funding to the World Health Organization as he lashed out at the United Nations specialized agency and accused it of "being very China-centric" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
China Recovers From Coroanvirus?!?!?
China has ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.
Meet New Press Secretary
New White House Press Secretary Said a Month Ago That the Coronavirus Would Never Spread to the U.S.
, TV talking head–turned–Trump 2020 spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany, is taking on a job whose ostensible current purpose is informing the public about the government’s response to a pandemic, despite having claimed a little over a month ago that a pandemic could never and would never take place while Donald Trump was president...
Show-Me Tough Political Comeback Amid Pandemic
COLUMBIA, MO (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers are taking extraordinary steps to return to the usually crowded state Capitol on Tuesday to pass an emergency coronavirus funding bill. The Capitol has been closed to everyone except essential staff since March 24. But lawmaker approval is needed for Gov.
Newspaper Blames Church For Outbreak In Kansas
At least one coronavirus-related death of a resident from southeast Kansas has been found to be connected to a Kansas City, Kansas, church conference where more than a dozen people have since contracted the virus, according to the state department of health.
Social Justice Advocates Demand Resignation
An activist group is pushing for the resignation of Riley County Commissioner Marvin Rodriquez over comments he made related to coronavirus and Chinese people. The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice said Monday that Rodriquez should resign for saying at a March meeting that Manhattan, Kansas, wasn't at high risk for the coronavirus because it doesn't have many Chinese residents.
Show-Me Powerful Gesture
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Although nearly all of the region's utilities have imposed a moratorium on cutting off service during the coronavirus pandemic, for many struggling families, the bill will soon come due.
Rush To Manufacture KC Masks
Some local businesses that recently began producing facemasks for hospitals and other large-volume customers are now beginning to sell masks to the general public. In a reversal from its previous position, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week advised people to wear a cloth or fabric mask while in public.
Golden Ghetto Pay Bump Proposed Amid Pandemic
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - There's a new proposal from three Overland Park City Council members to give that city's first responders hazard pay during the community-wide pandemic shutdown. Council members Scott Hamblin, Gina Burke and Doctor Faris Farassati are proposing an extra $500 a month for each first responder retroactive to March 15.
KC MDs & RNs Help NYC
LENEXA, KS (KCTV) - KCTV5 News talked with several doctors that are heading to New York Wednesday morning. They say they have been closely monitoring news reports and doctor chat groups about the situation in New York, but say they're going because they're so desperately needed.
Kansas City Supports The Troops During Pandemic
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Volunteers with the Veterans Community Project have been busy to help the veteran population during the coronavirus pandemic. Many veterans who live in the community offered to take part. So many, in fact, that organizers had to turn some of them away.
Lenexa COVID-19 Life Lesson
LENEXA, Kan. -- A Lenexa man is still fighting his way back after being diagnosed with the coronavirus three weeks ago. The good news is he's slowly recovering, but his family says what happened is proof COVID-19 can affect anyone. Eric Goodman is just 43 years old and a married father of two.
Cowtown Shares Kindness With Hobos Amid Coronavirus
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Heart to Heart International and Hope Faith Homeless Assistance have partnered to offer medical care for people experiencing homelessness. Each Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., doctors and nurses will provide primary care assistance, wound care and prescription refills.
Pandemic Retail Redux
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) - Tuesday the vacant lot of Indian Springs Mall turned into a drive-thru pickup location for Harvesters to give food to families of Schlagle and Washington High School students. As families slowly inched their way closer to the front of the line, Kansas City, Kansas, police officers worked quickly to fill cars with fresh food.
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