Thursday, April 02, 2020
KANSAS CITY SUFFERS 1ST CORONAVIRUS DEATH & 143 POSITIVE CASES SO FAR!!!
Today's news blast from the the Health Department and an update on the local crisis . . .
First confirmed death from COVID-19 in Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri Director of Health Dr. Rex Archer is announcing the first death from COVID-19 in the city.
The woman, who was in her 70s, was admitted to the hospital on March 25 and died on April 2. Because she was already in critical condition, the health department was unable to get details about how the disease progressed, her underlying health conditions or her activities prior to her symptoms.
Another member of her household also tested positive for COVID-19. Health department specialists are gathering information from those around her to determine if others need to be isolated and tested.
“We can’t imagine the grief her family and friends are going through right now,” said Archer. “We knew this day was coming and we will have more hard days to come. We need to take care of one another and take seriously the stay-at-home order.”
As of April 2, Kansas City has recorded 143 positive COVID-19 cases, including 74 women, 65 men, three teenagers and one child.
On March 21, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a ‘Stay at Home’ Order requiring Kansas Citians to stay home except for essential activities. The order is effective from March 24 to April 24. He was joined by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas. Clay County and Platte County issued similar orders . . .
Developing . . .