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
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 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
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
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
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Even Tiny Help Matters A Lot To People In 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 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
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
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
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
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
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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