Here's a look at rapidly rising coronavirus numbers we're tracking tonight . . .
KCMO Health Department: As of July, 14 KCMO has recorded 2,604 positive COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths.
AP: Kansas reports more than 20,304 COVID-19 cases and 301 deaths in "worst spike ever" recorded this week.
STL Post Dispatch: Missouri sets new record for daily COVID-19 cases with 936 new infections on Tuesday. So far the state records 30,606 cases & 1,133 deaths.
Accordingly, we check a few more local & national links on the worsening pandemic . . .
More Deets On Kansas City Drive-Thru Testing
The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department is hosting drive-through COVID-19 community testing. Appointments are recommended due to the high demand for tests. Residents of Kansas City, Jackson County and Clay County can call 311 to schedule an appointment by 5 p.m. the day before the test.
Cowtown NextGen At Risk
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas recorded more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day Monday, doing so for the first time since the pandemic began earlier this year. The increasing numbers have health officials alarmed. "Transmission is very high," said Johnson County Health and Environment director Dr. Sanmi Areola.
Local Doc Shares Warning
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The executive dean of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences said that coronavirus cases in the city are growing too fast compared to other cities of similar size. Dr. Darrin D'Agostino told FOX4 that past policies allowed for the coronavirus to spread throughout the city and state.
COVID Conspiracies Cont’d
Since the early days of the virus, the president has downplayed its impact. With coronavirus cases surging around the country, President Donald Trump has continued to cast doubt on health officials and his own administration's response to the pandemic, leading some of his fiercely loyal supporters to question not only advice from experts but the existence of the virus itself.
Corona Kills Biz
COVID-19 pandemic triggered 'economic contagion,' costing world's economy $3.8T and leaving 147M unemployed
The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous impact on the planet in all facets of life. Now, a new study has quantified just how big that impact has been on the global economy: a loss of $3.8 trillion and 147 million people without jobs.
Investor COVID Counterpoint
" 'Trump talking down COVID-19 risk gave investors an incredible gift - it kept markets resilient much longer than they should have, and enabled us to ensure our portfolio was sensibly positioned.' " That's Axon Capital co-founder Dinakar Singh giving a nod to the president and his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a recent note to investors cited by Reuters.
COVID Cure Cash Out
Stock futures climbed higher in overnight trading on Tuesday after Moderna said its coronavirus vaccine produced antibodies in all patients in an early trial, raising hope for a faster economic recovery. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 300 points, pointing to a 270-point gain at Wednesday's open.
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