Show-Me COVID Surge Also Hitting Jackson County

First, we focus on a scary news tidbit that reminds us the "reopen" is a lot more flimsy that most understand.

Check the bad news from our rural neighbors . . .

Ventilator shortage as Missouri virus hospitalizations spike

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists.

And then we get even more local and watch the Jackson County numbers continue to rise . . .

Jackson County's COVID-19 cases up 10.5%; Missouri cases surge 18.7%

New coronavirus cases leaped in Missouri in the week ending Sunday, rising 18.7% as 6,646 cases were reported. The previous week had 5,598 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Missouri ranked third among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows.

Developing . . .