Thursday, April 09, 2020

Kansas City, Missouri Counts 267 Coronavirus Cases And 8 Deaths So Far



As locals wonder when "the curve will flatten" at this point it looks like stay at home orders are working to keep infections low inside city limits.

The big picture is that death estimates have been lowered to 60K as top health officials like Dr. Fauci seem to agree that Americans have mostly cooperated with pandemic restrictions.

The latest from the KCMO Health Department . . .

In #KansasCity #COVID19 has killed 5 men and 3 women; 5 black, 2 white, 1 other. Please, think about their families & do everything you can to #StayHomeSaveLives

Accordingly, tonight we gather a collection of hyperlocal coronavirus news . . .


Emarking On Mission Of Mercy To The Big Easy

Dozens of metro nurses fly to New Orleans to aid coronavirus relief efforts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens of Kansas City nurses are now working in COVID-19 hot zones. Twenty nurses from HCA Health System are in hard-hit Louisiana right now. Twenty more are headed that way. A city known for its vibrant music and incredible eats now sits silent.


Golden Ghetto Testing

Johnson County Kansas set to begin randomized COVID-19 testing

Johnson County, Kansas is about to start randomized testing of thousands of people for COVID-19. Ultimately 2,000 people will be randomly selected for testing, which is made possible by funding from the Johnson County Board of Commissioners.


Rent Strike Becomes reality

Nearly a third of Americans didn't pay rent this month, new data shows

With nearly 10 million Americans filing for unemployment in March, April 1 was always going to be a difficult day for US renters. Now we know just how difficult: Nearly a third of American renters didn't pay their rent this month. That's according to data from the National Multifamily Housing Council, a trade association for the apartment industry.


Outbreak Questions Emerge

Family Wants Information As COVID-19 Deaths Rise At Kansas City, Kansas, Rehab Facility

To hear Donna tell it, she may have the "19," but she's doing just fine, thank you. Donna is an 82-year-old resident of Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation, a Kansas City, Kansas, facility that appears to have the largest cluster of COVID-19 cases in Kansas. As of Thursday, 7 people had died at Riverbend.


More Deets On Kansas City Community Fabric

SINGER gives 30 sewing machines to face mask effort; Rightfully Sewn doubling goal

Editor's note: The following is part of Startland News' ongoing coverage of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Kansas City's entrepreneur community, as well as how innovation is helping to drive a new normal in the ecosystem. Click here to follow related stories as they develop.


Even Tiny Help Matters A Lot To People In Need

KC mom starts mini 'food pantry' on corner where neighbors can take what they need

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Residents in one Kansas City neighborhood are making sure their neighbors don't go without during these trying times. On the corner of 70th Terrace and Holmes in Brookside, not far from Waldo, sits what used to be a kid's storage container.


Kansas Cash Demands Intensify

Kansas Gov. Kelly ramps up states unemployment response

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With record numbers of residents seeking assistance from the state of Kansas , Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday she is bolstering resources within the state's Department of Labor to meet increasing demand. Kelly said that the department received 1.6 million calls, a one-day record, on Monday.


Systems Struggle Amid Worsening Claims

Unemployment claims stretch Missouri, Kansas systems because of COVID-19

The unemployment journey has stretched more than 17 million people across the country because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Last week, more than 91,000 people filed for unemployment insurance in Missouri.More than 50,000 filed in Kansas. Those numbers released Thursday from the U.S.


NextGen Survivor Story

Young KCMO COVID-19 patient describes road to recovery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 28 year-old Kansas City, Missouri man is recovering after testing positive for COVID-19 last month. Lawrence Smith spent several weeks in quarantine after testing testing positive on March 17. "I felt like I was an outsider," he said. "I couldn't be close to anyone.


Local Coronavirus Homecoming

GOING HOME: Providence Medical Center celebrates for recovered COVID-19 patient

Celebrations like this one are a sign of a light at the end of the tunnel for the coronavirus pandemic, and for the patient involved, home is at the end of a tunnel of hospital workers.Kansas City hospitals are throwing celebrations as patients who had been fighting COVID-19 are released from treatment to return home.Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, posted a video of a patient being discharged on Thursday.


Kansas City Nurse Shares Heroic Story

KC nurse adjusts to new reality amidst COVID-19 pandemic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been weeks since many health care workers around the country have been able to go home to their families after work. Lauren Gremillion, a registered nurse at IVX Health in Kansas City, Missouri, said she hasn't been able to spend time with most of her family in person amid the COVID-19 outbreak.


Local Holy Week On TV

KSHB, KMCI to broadcast Holy Week services

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Because churchgoers are not able to worship with their congregations due to COVID-19 regulations, KSHB and KMCI are partnering with area houses of worship to broadcast Good Friday and Easter Sunday services to the public. On Friday, KMCI will broadcast Cathedral of St.


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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

the progress means people will start to go buckwild. Hope this doesn't turn into a seasonal thing.

No toilet paper during winter would really be a pain in the ass.

Anonymous said...

It's still not over. Infection rates in Missouri & Kansas continue to rise.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhh, its not over, the sky is falling, the world is coming to an end. Ahahhahahahah, jesus you progs just can't help it. Data as clear as day readily demonstrating how deceptive it was

Anonymous said...

They are going to fearmonger and make you so scared, keep you cowering at home, and in debt until you will do anything to get out...even give up your rights and take a worthless untested vacinne to line their pockets. Suckers.

At least dr f will get his 7 figure book deal.

Anonymous said...

Jan 21: “This is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States should be worried about right now”. Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Anonymous said...

Right we can really trust the city of KCMO's reports on the numbers.

Uh huh

Byron Funkhouser said...

7:08, what secret knowledge do you possess that maybe you should pass on to the medical experts?

What "rights" do you imagine we are giving up?

Anonymous said...

LOL the sad sack staffed KCMO Health Department. Do they do anything these days besides threaten property owners for not being healthy according to their standards any more?

Anonymous said...

Your already a ward of the state Byron what the fuck would you know about freedom?

Anonymous said...

Byron, I saw you in Raytown over the weekend. Quit pretending. We know who you are.

Anonymous said...

More died from the flu. How many people died per month last year from shootings in KC.

Anonymous said...

If “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose,” then Byron is the loser expert on freedom.

Diddling Don said...

Trump lied; Americans died. I can't wait for White House Chief of Staff Hunter Biden. The mouth-breather Deplorable heads will explode!

Anonymous said...

Rex Archer, M.D. @RexArcherMD


I don't trust one word from this demented moronic commie to be honest.

Anonymous said...

Byron it's called curiosity and initiative, you need to have desire to find the truth yourself and not rely on what the media and career politicians let you know.
If you'd bother you'd find that there is a very low death rate and that most serious cases involve already unhealthy people. In the past we were just fine quarantining the vulnerable while the rest develop immunity.
As far as rights go, apparently you have not heard about lock down orders, politicians deciding your medical care choices...

Anonymous said...

There is a covid case in the associate circuit court of jackson county mo.

Anonymous said...

I believe you. Hunter will fit right in.

Anonymous said...

Fun fact; 3009 of the 3539 kung fu flu cases are centered around four cities in Missouri, kc, Stl, Columbia and Springfield. Shitty Louis metro area has 2271 cases, kc and it’s surrounding counties have 567 cases of the Chinese red death virus. The remaining 171 are Boone co. And Greene county to make the total 3009.

That leaves 530 cases for the rest of the state.

These four Dimwit run cities have the 85% of the total cases, coincidence?

Anonymous said...

Another fun fact is the majority of the cases in kc are in da hood, third district to be exact

Anonymous said...

We won the super bowl. It can't affect us.

Anonymous said...

Is there enough cocaine in DC to keep
Hunter happy?

Anonymous said...

@7:49, why are you calling the Trump Flu by that name?
The Chinese Martial Arts require some level of competence and self control, and therefore have nothing in common with the disease infesting the White House.

Anonymous said...

It is going to be epic when the mendacity of the MSM and Dems, the fraud of dr facing and brix, and the scheming of gates and the globalists are undeniably revealed.

Anonymous said...

^^^ IF that's true, then Trump (as HNIC) is the biggest idiot of all for getting railroaded into allowing them to take charge, ruin the economy and his reelection chances.

If your premise is right, then Trump is the biggest chump of all.

What happened to Trump's 3-D chess, dismantling the deep state, jailing Hillary and Obama, and all the nationalist hopes and dreams you attached to him? Think about that. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Surrounded by vipers for sure. Who is pushing to end the shutdown and who fighting like hell resisting it.

Anonymous said...

PS who is touting the use and effectiveness of Hydroxyquinine and who is rabidly against it.