Thursday, May 21, 2020

Kansas City Coronavirus Updates: Infections And Deaths Rise Across The Heartland



Local stats . . .

KCMO Health Department: As of May, 21 KCMO has recorded 939 positive COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths.

KMBC: "The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 108 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 11,340 since the outbreak began. Health officials also reported 30 more patients died from the virus. There have now been 661 deaths across Missouri from COVID-19."

KAKE: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported an increase of 199 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in its first update since Monday, pushing the statewide total to 8,539 since the outbreak started. There have been 178 deaths so far . . . President Trump: Kansas governor doing ‘fantastic job’ on coronavirus

Post-Dispatch: Symptoms or no symptoms, Missouri now pushing COVID-19 tests for all

Fox4: KCPD chief wishes effort behind fighting COVID-19 also went into fighting crime


After the jump, we've got a bevy of news links on the local impact of the plague . . .


Kansas City Crafts Protection

KC-area businesses stay busy making PPE for safe reopening

Amid a national shortage, buying PPE in bulk presented a challenge. That's why the city reached out to Made in KC, commissioning a website that would serve as a directory of local businesses making masks, face shields and hand sanitizer.


Kansas City Party Reprise

Power and Light District set to reopen Friday and may feature outdoor dining on 14th Street

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Power and Light District is planning to reopen on Friday, and that could include several street cafes. The plan is for 14th Street to be closed to traffic to allow street cafes room to operate. But there could be more on the way depending on what city council decides to [...]


Northland COVID Demise

Platte County reports first COVID-19 death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Platte County, Missouri, Health Department has reported the county's first COVID-19-related death. In a release Wednesday, the department said the patient was a woman in her 70s who had underlying health conditions. She tested positive for the virus on May 7.


COVID Disaster In The Dotte

Dozens died from COVID-19 at KCK nursing home battling bad inspections and now lawsuits

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - One of the greatest tragedies of the coronavirus crisis is the toll it has taken on the elderly. In Kansas, one in five deaths occurred at a single long-term care facility: Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation Center. Okey Long was one of Riverbend's 36 victims. He was sent to Riverbend in March to recover from a seizure.


Kansas Talks Freedom In The Mist Of Corona Crackdown

Protesters rally at Statehouse grounds to 'Wake Up Kansas'

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Protesters are gathering at the Statehouse Thursday afternoon for the "Wake up Kansas" rally. The rally will go from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. outside of the Statehouse for people to "demand more oversight on Gov. Kelly and less control over our lives," organizers said in a Facebook Event post.


No Curve In Kansas Yet

Flattened curve? Expect 'fluctuating plateau,' Kansas data researcher says

A team of researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center now have about two months of data to track daily trends in the Kansas City area and across the state of Kansas for COVID-19. In a few key areas, they've started to notice an interesting discovery on their charts.


Fight For Corona Vote

Missouri lawsuit for absentee voting amid virus appealed

Civil rights groups on Tuesday appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court after a local judge dismissed their lawsuit seeking to allow all Missourians to vote absentee in upcoming elections to help reduce the risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus.


Kansas Demands Right To Work After COVID-19

Chamber of Commerce survey: 77% of Kansans ready to reopen state's economy

A survey of 500 people released by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce found that Kansans are ready to reopen the state's economy and are concerned about the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 health crisis.According to the survey, when asked to choose between tightening restrictions on business or loosening them, 77% of the 500 respondents said it is time to proceed with loosening restrictions.


Making Ford Tough Masks

GM Fairfax employees working in Indiana to make ventilators

Dozens of General Motors employees who volunteered to work at the company's Kokomo, Indiana, facility will soon be heading back to the Kansas City area as the Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant in Kansas City, Kansas, prepares to resume normal operations.


Kasnas COVID News Silence

Kansas News Deserts Leave Increasingly Fewer Reporters To Cover The COVID-19 Outbreak

GARDEN CITY, Kansas - During a pandemic, local news coverage means more than keeping tabs on the city council or high school sports. The stories published in a newspaper, broadcast on a network TV affiliate or aired on the radio bring critical information about the public health crisis to communities.


Don't Wait On Corona

Hospitals warn against delaying ER visits due to COVID-19 fears

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Hospitals in the Kansas City metro want parents to know they are taking many steps to keep their families safe if they have to go there.


Show-Me Corona Budget Talks

COVID-19 has 'devastating impacts' on Missouri's public health, economy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - COVID-19 has had "devastating impacts" on public health, the economy and state revenues, according to Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. Parson said during a press conference on Tuesday that they will have to take a "hard look" at the state budget, and within the next week to 10 days, there will be "withholds" taking place to get through this year alone.


KCFD Earns Testing First

KC Fire Department will be one of first in US to get antibody testing for all employees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A month after losing one of their own to COVID-19, the Kansas City Fire Department has become one of the first in the country to make antibody tests available to all of its employees. "It's really just about accessing how many of our employees have been asymptomatic and potentially have had the virus," KCFD Chief Donna Maize said.


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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bad talking point for Republicans, President Trump actually paid Governor Kelly one of the nicest compliments he has yet to offer during this entire crisis.

Reggio said...

^^^ The numbers justify it. The safety precautions work even with the COVIDIOTS protesting today.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, just another day for Fat Donnie and the Deplorable MAGATS. What dead people? Where? Fake News! BENGHAZI!!!

Anonymous said...

So much winning, so very much winning.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile while you sit at home scared nibbling on your government cheese billionarries have added 440 billion to their wealth.

No secret why the lackey MSM and dems want to keep you scared.

No secret why they are pushing for mail vote.

No secret why they are pushing a fake mandatory vaccine.

No secret why they are feeding you with disinformation, out right lies and lies by omission.

Keep slurping up the propaganda.

Anonymous said...

Only a worthless LIb would mention Benghazi as fake, only a lib would disrespect Benghazi. It's why you are seen lower than whale shit and accept reprobate behaviors, sexual practices as normal and honor terrorists.

Anonymous said...

No disrespect for the 4 dead in Benghazi, though it was investigated 10 times and they couldn't blame it on Hillary.

95,000 coronavirus deaths and counting. How many of those would have lived if we had a competent president?

Many more will die, and Trump no longer even pretends to care about it.

Anonymous said...

The increase in suicides is larger than the total corona deaths in Cali, but yeah stay home locked up little hamster the dem.s really need to help biden win at any costs to you and the nation.

PS you will not find any truth here in the MSM links.

MDSF said...

....The only place trumphootie needs a mask is across his Lilly white ass....since nothing of interest comes out the 'knot hole' called his mouth......

Anonymous said...

COMPARE AND CONTRAST

KCMO Health Department: As of May 21, KCMO has recorded 22 deaths from COVID-19.

vs.

KCMO Police Department: As of May 21, KCPD has recorded 65 homicide deaths.

Mayor Quagmire, a liberal Democrat, Social Justice Warrior, and pandering pontificating promoter of Progressive political policies, shutdown the city for the coronavirus "crisis" that's claimed all of 22 lives.

Yet when it comes to the real epidemic present and festering in this fair city, already claiming nearly 3X as many lives as the coronavirus, and disproportionately targeting residents of color in the East-side urban core, Mayor Clueless is asleep at the wheel. Not intoxicated, just asleep at the wheel!

Discuss among yourselves.

Anonymous said...

^^^ +1000

Anonymous said...

Obidengate said this morning.....

“I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black” Hahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they need to tape rapey joe up from head to toe to keep him shut up!

Anonymous said...

Yes sirree, the dimwits have their best candidate running for these here United States.....

God help us all!