Friday, April 17, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Stat Check: Heartland Infections Continue To Rise

Tonight we check the numbers and offer an oveview focused on Kansas City metro stories . . .

It's worth noting that, thankfully, the KCMO hasn't suffered a COVID-19 death in three days BUT the number of cases continue to rise as serious questions about reinfections and recovery plauge health officials.


KCMO Health Department: As of April 17, KCMO has recorded 401 positive COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths

Turner Report: COVID-19 cases in Missouri surpass 5,000 - 172 new cases were confirmed increasing the total to 5,283 as 13 Missourians died due to coronavirus over a 24-hour period for a total of 165.

KMBC: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released new data Friday on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. Health officials said there were 1,705 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in 66 counties with 84 deaths.

After the jump we share 20 IMPORTANT LOCAL STORIES about the pandemic impact on this cowtown . . .

Kansas City Small Biz Community Confront Hardship

Small businesses in KC struggle to stay afloat during pandemic

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Thursday was tough for many small businesses as the news broke that government's Paycheck Protection Program was out of its initial funding, leaving it unclear what will happen next for financial aid or many struggling businesses. Jose Gutierrez owns a small chain of Casa Mexico restaurants with locations in Belton, Independence and Blue Springs.

Troops Suffer COVID-19

Veterans Affairs Medical Center in KC accounts for dozens of city's coronavirus cases

The Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center accounts for dozens of the metro's coronavirus cases, according to statistics published by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Fifty-eight people at the medical center have tested positive, according to the department. It's not known how many of those are staff or patients.

EPIC KC Life Lessons

The Masked Teacher: KC educator making distance learning fun with crazy costumes each day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - You've heard of "The Masked Singer," but have you heard of the masked teacher? One Kansas City educator is making distance learning fun and entertaining. Wednesday nights on FOX4, who's under the mask is always a mystery, but for Mrs. Galoyan's fifth grade class, they always know who's under the costume.

Coronavirus Testing En Español

Wyandotte County to offer free pop-up COVID-19 tests, focused on Latino community

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Mariana Ramirez, the director for JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health, is calling for more widespread COVID-19 testing among Hispanic residents in Wyandotte County. The latest numbers, she believes, are a bit deceiving. While Latinos make up 28% of Wyandotte County's population, only 15% of positive tests are among the Latino community.

Meth Town Supply Debate

Store that sells safety shoes allowed to reopen in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- Cities and counties are determining which businesses are considered essential and one Jackson County business reached out to KCTV5 with concerns about its operations being shut down. On the Jackson County government's website it has a long list of businesses considered essential.

Power Play Good News

Independence simplifies, cuts electric rates

Amid passionate discussion at times last week about major budget adjustments and how to assist ratepayers amid the pandemic, the Independence City Council also moved forward with a longstanding subject: new electric rates.The council voted 6-1 to install the new simplified rate structure for Independence Power & Light this year, approximately two years after consultants started the rate study.

Across The Bridge: Clay County Shutdown Cont'd

Clay County extends stay-at-home order through May 15

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Officials in Clay County, Missouri have joined Kansas City, Missouri and Jackson County, as well as other metro jurisdictions in extending the stay-at-home order through May 15. Clay County was one of several counties with an existing order that was set to expire on April 24.

Guv Kelly Needs Supplies

Kansas governor says her state struggles to get medical supplies to fight coronavirus

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday night that being unable to get supplies to fight the coronavirus outbreak is a big challenge for rural states to reopen as President Donald Trump pushes to revive a stalled US economy.

Jackson County Courthouse Adapts To COVID-19

County court extends procedural changes

The Jackson County Circuit Court announced extensions to procedural changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic.David M. Byrn, the presiding judge for the 16th Circuit, issued new administrative orders Thursday extending the timeline for modifications made earlier as a stay-at-home order was issued for the county.

Kansas Hopes To Bottom Out

Kansas lags in COVID-19 testing, clouding state's reopening

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas plans to start using 3D printers to manufacture its own swabs to test for the novel coronavirus as officials look to improve the state's near-bottom national rank in testing before lifting a stay-at-home order. Gov.

Prison Riot Postscript

Spike in COVID-19 cases reported at Lansing Correctional Facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More staff and inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility have tested positive for COVID-19. As of Friday, 39 staff members and 30 inmates tested positive. This is a spike of at least 30 cases in less than a week.

Show-Me Tragic Leadership

Here Are the Mental Giants Planning a Protest to Reopen Missouri Next Week

click to enlarge This past week, groups of protesters have begun cropping up all over the country in order to defend their constitutional right to [checks notes] get sick and possibly die from COVID-19, and probably infect their friends and loved ones and strangers, and maybe even kill some of them, too.

Jeff City Advocacy

Green: COVID-19 outbreak in Missouri is disproportionately impacting African-American communities (AUDIO) - Missourinet

The top Democrat on the Missouri House Special Committee on Small Business is calling on the Parson administration to utilize more minority-owned businesses to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. State Rep. Alan Green, D-Florissant, represents north St. Louis County, which has been hit hard by the outbreak.

Kansas Reopen Ruling

US Sen. Jerry Moran says reopening economy will be based on science, not protests

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Reopening the economy has become a priority for a growing number of people, including U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a member of the President's Economic Recovery Task Force. Moran is concerned about planned protests next week in both Kansas and Missouri.

Show-Me Coronavirus Return Session For Missouri Politicos

Legislators in Missouri to resume session on April 27

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican leadership in the Missouri House of Representatives and the Missouri Senate said Wednesday they plan to resume the 2020 legislative session on April 27. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had ordered the legislature closed in March, but house and senate leaders say it's "critical" they return to session.

Kansas Families Earn Help

Kansas program will help pay for childcare for essential workers

TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- The state of Kansas is looking to do more for the people taking care of the families of essential workers. On Friday, Governor Laura Kelly announced a new program called Hero Relief. It will help first responders and others pay for childcare during the pandemic by providing childcare subsidies to healthcare workers and others involved in providing essential services.

Rolling Happy Rock Good Deeds

#WeSeeYouKSHB: Gladstone couple lends Kansas City nurse RV to live in

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Registered nurse Laura Castaneda said her prayers were answered by the generosity of a Gladstone couple who was looking for a way to do their part. Castaneda works at Truman Medical Center Lakewood and said the pandemic has changed her work life significantly.

Coronavirus Costs Hawks Season Of Glory

Rockhurst's baseball team loses entire season because of pandemic


KCPS Teachable Moment

KCPS serves students in full force as schools remain closed

As schools have been ordered to remain closed for the rest of the school year, the Kansas City Public School District continues to work tirelessly to find new ways to serve their students. From food service, digital learning, WiFi hot spots, to virtual check-ins with families and students, KCPS Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell said his team is doing everything they can to continue to serve their kids.

Local Newsies Celebrate EPIC Giveaway Despite Layoffs

One KC day of giving raises more than $2 million for Kansas City charities

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- We'd like to thank everyone who donated to One KC. Together, you've raised more than a million dollars for the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. The Hall Family Foundation and the Sunderland Foundation will also donate another million.

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What month is it? said...

Don't say that these people died TKC, they were liberated!

Anonymous said...


Those were real people and a situation that needs to be taken seriously by our leaders and by our neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Time to open up this goddamned economy!!

Our freedoms are under attack!!

Anonymous said...

how many real people and situations do you take seriously?

Anonymous said...

So funny that your moron leader Trump is instigating protest in some states even they DON'T meet his own criteria for re-opening. Oh look, those are the states with Democratic governors. But Trump has no problem with Shut down in Republican states. It's all just cynical political Bullshit.

Anonymous said...

504 stayed up spanking his meat and is butt hurt and tired.time for momma to make you a sausage and egg hot pocket go down in the basement spank your little meat and go to bed

Anonymous said...

Globalization + open boarders + liberal criminals = communism and corona

Anonymous said...

And yet you didn't address the issues he raised, which were very good. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Nor did you, Monkey spank. Weird is about all you ever type. Weird

anon said...

We have 401 Chinese red death cases out of nearly 500 thousand people...... I’m steered!

Why are the koloreds crying about how it’s affecting them disproportionately? As of yesterday white people are at 38% of the cases compared to the koloreds 25%. Idiots

Anonymous said...

Coloreds always whine instead of achieve. Ever notice that factoid ? They are also the lowest in achievement and the highest ranking in all bad statistics. But, who notices. Point any of this out and you are racist. If I point out anything about my own race, I am not. That's the funny part.

Anonymous said...

Granny Governor farting dust amd fornicating with Atheists and Sodomites on Friday night.

Anonymous said...

Open kc protest monday 4-20 noon...close downtown kcmo

maybe TKC can post something about it.

Inb4 chicken little...protesting is unamerican, you can only talk about your rights not exercise them, oh don't protest you might catch a cold.

Anonymous said...

KC Metro Homicides - 58
Corona Virus - 18

Except for Weird Guy, we all knew Homicides would win this game. Peak summer season for Homicides is coming up.

Secure the country's borders to reduce drugs, homicides and corona virus. Common Sense.

Anonymous said...

Things are looking up. My germaphobe girlfriend had given up. Gonna get laid tonight !!!!

Anonymous said...

You might want to check out that snatch real closely before you give her the Johnsonville.
I was in there last Thursday and the Herps are just blossoming on my dick.

Anonymous said...

Our lives are under attack because Trump's constant LIES and STUPIDITY are believed by right wing IDIOTS like you.

Anonymous said...

So weird that the right wing cure to TrumpVirus is monkey spanking.

Anonymous said...


KS reports a 4.93% mortality rate among coronavirus cases.

MO reports a 3.12% mortality rate among coronavirus cases.

KCMO reports a 2.99% mortality rate among coronavirus cases.

It's the same coronavirus circulating across the country. Why is the virus so much more lethal in Kansas, than across the state line in Missouri?

If there were any real investigative journalists left in local media they would be telling you the truth. Sadly, there are not, or they've been diverted to report on equity, inclusion, institutional racism, transgender rights, and why we should abort more babies, release convicted offenders, ban firearms, pay reparations for slavery, censor free speech, demand a coronavirus vaccine, never shake hands, and sing joyfully as you march to the crematorium.