Tonight's count so far amid a tragic and historic American milestone . . .
KCMO Health Department: "As of May, 27 KCMO has recorded 1,050 positive COVID-19 cases and 24 deaths."
Here's a look at local impact and the big picture as the pandemic persists . . .
KCMO Reopen Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 10/10/10 restrictions in Kansas City, Missouri, will continue into next week, but it's unclear how far out Mayor Quinton Lucas plans to push that extension. Lucas said Wednesday in a Facebook post that, while the city's current order that went into effect May 15 is scheduled to end Sunday, it "will be extended.
Show-Me Rising Missouri Coronavirus Stats
LEGALLY. LATER THIS WEEK KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS SAYS HE WILL ANNOUNCE A PLAN TO EXTEND THE REOPENING ORDER THAT EXPIRES THIS WEEKEND. TONIGHT THE MAYOR'S SPOKESPERSON , TELLS ME HE IS TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ACTIVITIES LIKE THE LARGE POOL PARTY AT THE LAKE OF THE OZARKS.
Golden Ghetto Opt-In
More than 20 city council members from across Johnson County have signed a letter urging county leaders to adopt coronavirus restrictions that can be enforced. After Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced she has shifted responsibility for COVID-19 prevention to counties, Johnson County health officials said they would not impose their own restrictions.
Numbers From Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announced Wednesday that the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 in Kansas jumped 17 since Friday. The total is now 205. Dr. Lee Norman, the secretary of the KDHE, discussed the higher death toll during his briefing Wednesday afternoon.
Stat Blame Game
Two days after the US recorded its first case of coronavirus, Donald Trump said the situation was "totally under control" and assured the public it was "going to be just fine". Fast forward four months and the virus has spread across all 50 states, leaving a death toll of 100,000 from more than 1.6 million confirmed cases.
Macabre Gamble Pays Off
The United States reached one of its grimmest milestones on Wednesday with the news that the country's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has hit 100,000 people. [ Coronavirus: How the sports world is responding to the pandemic ] Even grimmer might be the resulting payout to a certain professional poker player.
Defiant Party Postscript
ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Saying they took necessary precautions, Backwater Jacks in the Lake of the Ozarks defended their decision to host a party in which videos posted to social media showed large crowds and little social distancing.
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