Kansas City COVID Double Take?!?!

The local numbers are trending the wrong way and we're already starting to hear warnings for the fall.

Here's a quick peek at the data . . .

Though COVID case numbers remain well below surge levels, Kansas City’s rate continues to climb steadily. The increases are driven by two omicron variants — BA.2 and BA.2.12.1 — that are highly transmissible and believed to be responsible for surges in the northeastern United States.

Overall, cases and hospitalizations remain relatively low, according to Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection prevention and control at University of Kansas Health System. But he cautioned that increasing cases serve as a reminder of the need to stay vigilant, get vaccinated and get tested early if symptomatic or recently exposed.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

New COVID cases in the Kansas City area have tripled in the last month

The average daily count of new COVID-19 cases in the Kansas City area jumped to 162 at the end of April. That's triple the average of 54 cases per day that Kansas City reported at the start of the month, according to the latest data from the Mid America Regional Council.