As usual, we offer a quick look at local pandemic stats and numbers in order to keep track of the pandemic progress and push back . . .
KCMO Health Department: As of April 30th, KCMO has recorded 543 positive COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths
KMBC: Kansas reported an increase of 500 confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 4,238 cases. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said there have been 129 deaths from the virus, up four since Wednesday. Health officials said 523 patients have been hospitalized.
KCTV5: According to the DHSS, there are now 7,562 COVID-19 cases in Missouri. There have been 329 deaths.
Accordingly, here are a few links we're sharing that offer even more context . . .
Beautiful KC Comeback???
Hide Transcript Show Transcript I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT RETURNING. REPORTER: TUCKED BACK IN THE CORNER OF THE BARRY TRAIL SHOPPING CENTER -- WE CANNOT PERFORM A SERVICE WITHOUT BEING SIX-FEET FROM YOU TODAY. REPORTER: SALON ON BARRY OWNER JOY BATALIA SAYS THE CHALLENGES HAVE BEEN VERY REAL, BUT SHE REMAINS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT REOPENING, AND DOING IT SAFELY.
Lesson In Persistence
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While many are looking to get back to business, students are focusing on going back to school. The fall may be months away, but planning for college takes time. We looked into what colleges are doing to adapt to their future post pandemic.
Rising Local Biz
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The owner of Buffalo State Pizza Company said he can sleep a little easier at night now. Monday, Philippe LeChevin received a loan from the federal government's Payroll Protection Program. The loan will allow him to hire back some of the employees he laid off when business dropped during the stay-at-home orders.
EPIC Cononavirus Tweet Deal To Prez Trump Disrupted
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Pandemic Politics To Flesh Out
The answer could affect people's dinner tables - and Trump's reelection chances. merica's meat processing-plants are hard-hit by COVID-19. Speculation runs that the immigrant laborers are less aware of health precautions given in English and that their living situations and the "elbow-to-elbow" nature of work at these industrial butchers and packers make them especially vulnerable.
Conornavirus Covers The World
Dismissed as useless, now apparently indispensable-wearing a face mask as protection from the new coronavirus is becoming commonplace around the world as countries begin to emerge from lockdowns. Here is a snapshot of the global measures on masks -mandatory, recommended or optional-provided by AFP bureaus worldwide.
Keep Distance From Doggies
Now even dogs have to roll over for the coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is telling pet owners that their furry family members need to follow the same social-distancing rules as everyone else during the COVID-19 pandemic - including keeping away from their other four-legged friends.
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