The numbers are up and NOBODY is wearing a mask anymore.
Meanwhile, thankfully, health pros report that our cowtown has avoided the brunt of the recent uptick:
The University of Kansas Health System is treating 18 patients with active COVID-19 infections, up from six at this time last week. Three of these patients are in the ICU, and one is on a ventilator.
“Although we haven’t seen a large trend in the increasing recorded cases… we have seen a significant increase in the number of people hospitalized at the Health System,” said Dr. Dana Hawkinson, the hospital’s medical director of infectious disease prevention and control. “But overall, those numbers continue to be much lower than they were in the most recent surge.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
COVID-19 hospitalizations are up this week in Kansas City as case numbers remain uncertain because of a lack of reported testing. While The University of Kansas Health System is treating significantly more patients than it was at this time last week, the numbers are still far lower than the previous surge.
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Packed indoor events and fully booked flights where masks are few and far between suggest that the pandemic is a distant, unpleasant memory. In reality, Covid-19 cases have steadily increased nationwide since the end of March. Hospitalization and death rates remain low, and will likely stay that way.
The Food and Drug Administration issued three new authorizations for Covid-19 vaccines on Friday, paving the way for those younger than 5 years old to receive their first round of shots. The FDA authorized Pfizer shots for children between 6 months and 4 years old, and Moderna shots for children between 6 months and 5 years old.
Developing . . .