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COVID-19 maps of Missouri, Kansas: Latest coronavirus cases by county – KMBC Kansas City

COVID-19 maps of Missouri, Kansas: Latest coronavirus cases by county

We’re tracking the number of cases here in Missouri and Kansas



THAT HOUR-BY-HOUR FORECAST, COMING UP. >> RIGHT NOW MOST AREA COUNTIES ARE UNDER NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. PEOPLE ARE NOW REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC, PLUS THERE ARE NEW LIMITS ON INDOOR GATHERINGS. WITH THE NEW MASK MANDATE IN PLACE IN JACKSON COUNTY, ONE BUSINESS OWNER SAYS HE’LL LET CLIENTS DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO WEAR A MASK INSIDE HIS BUSINESS. KMBC 9’S ALAN SHOPE TELLS US TONIGHT IT’S A DECISION GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION. >> I MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IN HERE, YOU CAN CHOOSE IF YOU WANT TO OR NOT. >> AND WITH THAT ANNOUNCEMENT LEES’ SUMMIT’S KC SHREDD GYM HAS BEEN AT THE CENTER OF A CONVERSATION THAT EVEN HAD THE KC MAYOR TALKING YESTERDAY. >> I GUESS THERE’S A GYM OWNER IN LEE’S SUMMIT. I THINK IT’S FOOLISHNESS, I THINK IT’S DISRESPECT. I THINK IT’S HEARTLESS. >> MY CLIENTS HAVE TO WEAR A MASK TO WORK OUT, BUT YOU CAN GO TO THE RESTAURANT NEXT DOOR AND TAKE YOUR MASK OFF? >> RYAN SAYS HIS BUSINESS HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL THREATS HE SAYS IT’S SIMPLY A CLIENTS CHOICE AND HE’S GOING TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. >> SINCE I OPENED BACK UP I’VE HAD OVER 20,000 VISITS TO MY GYM, NOT ONE COVID CASE. >> RYAN SAYS SINCE THE ORDER WAS ISSUED HE’S ALREADY BEEN VISITED SIX TIMES BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND ISSUED TWO PERSONAL TICKETS BUT HE SAYS HE’LL KEEP DOING WHAT HE’S DOING AND LETTING HIS CLIENTS DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT? >> $50 FINE. >> RYAN SAYS HE SPENDS OVER $1000 A MONTH IN CLEANING WIPES ALONE. HE SAYS IT’S FOLKS WHO DON’T GO TO HIS GYM THAT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH NOT THOSE WHO DO. >> PEOPLE LIKE BLASTING MY GOOGLE REVIEWS AND WISHING MY BUSINESS FAILS, ALL BECAUSE I’M NOT MANDATING A MASK HERE WHERE YOU CAN DRIVE OVER TO CASS COUNTY EIGHT MILES AWAY AND NOBODY’S WEARING A MASK. >> HE ADDS. >> THE BEST WAY TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY IS TO WORK OUT. >> IN LEES SUMMIT ALAN SHOPE KMBC 9 NEWS. THE JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS IT ISSUED THE TWO TICKETS AFTER IT RECEIVED COMPLAINTS. THE DEPARTMENT ADDS IT’LL LOOK INTO OTHER OPTIONS TO HELP ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE COUNTY’S HEALTH ORDER. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR KANSAS COUNTIES TO ADOPT THEIR OWN MASK MANDATES. IF THEY DON’T BY WEDNESDAY, THEY AUTOMATICALLY BECOME PART OF THE STATE’S NEWEST MANDATE ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR KELLY. THE GOVERNOR’S LATEST ORDER CALLS FOR WEARING A MASK IN PUBLIC SPACES, HEALTH CARE, FACILITIES AND ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. IT ALSO REQUIRES WEARING A MASK OUTSIDE WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING ISN’T POSSIBLE. UNLIKE THE GOVERNOR’S LAST MASK MANDATE EARLIER THIS YEAR, KANSAS COUNTIES ARE UNABLE TO OPT OUT THIS TIME. MIAMI COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE VOTING 3-2 ALLOWING THE COUNTY TO BECOME PART OF THE GOVERNOR’S STATEWIDE MASK ORDER ON WEDNESDAY. TODAY’S VOTE REVERSES A DECISION FROM JULY WHEN COMMISSIONERS PASSED A RESOLUTION AGAINST A MASK MANDATE. SOME COMMISSIONERS CITED THE RISING NUMBER OF CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS AS A REASON FOR THE CHANGE. CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE OUT WITH A SERIES OF REVISED COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS NOT MANDATES AS THE VIRUS SPREADS THERE. MASKS MUST BE WORN IN PUBLIC AT ALL TIMES. GATHERINGS HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THE COUNTY IS ALSO ASKING PEOPLE TO LIMIT TRAVEL OUTSIDE MISSOURI. CASS COUNTY’S POSITIVITY RATE IS AT 18%. KANSAS CITY MISSOURI FIREFIGHTERS ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF TWO OF THEIR OWN FROM THE WEEKEND. 60-YEAR-OLD CAPTAIN BOBBY ROCHA WAS A 29-YEAR VETERAN OF THE KCFD. HE DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 AT A HOSPITAL SATURDAY. THEN YESTERDAY 45-YEAR-OLD SCOTT DAVIDSON DIED OF COVID AFTER SERVING THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR 18-YEARS. >> YOU KNOW, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF MEN AND WOMEN ON THIS DEPARTMENT MOURNING BOTH BOBBY AND SCOTT. JUST KNOW THAT YOU MAY INFECT SOMEBODY WHO MAY INFECT SOMEBODY ELSE AND THAT PERSON MAY BE AT GROCERY STORE CLERK, OR MAY BE A HEALTHCARE WORKER, MAY BE A FIRST RESPONDER AND IF YU KNEW THAT COULD LEAD TO THEIR DEATH WOULD YOU STILL GO OUT? WOULD YOU STILL NOT WEAR A MASK? >> THERE ARE 69 ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE KANSAS CITY MISSOURI FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE RECOVERING AT HOME. EIGHT MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AND SCIENTISTS ARE STUDYING LONG-HAULERS, PATIENTS WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 WEEKS OR MONTHS LATER. OUR HALEY HARRISON MET A KANSAS CITY MUSICIAN WHO’S STILL STRUGGLING TO BREATHE FOLLOWING HIS DIAGNOSIS. >> IT’S BEEN NEARLY TWO MONTHS SINCE DERICK CUNIGAN’S DIAGNOSIS. AND WHILE HE USED TO BELT OUT SONGS ON STAGE, THESE DAYS HE’S JUST TRYING TO CATCH HIS BREATH. ♪[ SINGING ]♪ >> HE USED TO HOLD A MIC, BUT LATELY. >> THIS IS GUY RIGHT HERE IS CHECKING MY O2 LEVELS. >> IT’S A PULSE OXIMITER AT HIS FINGERTIP. AT JUST 35, DERICK CUNIGAN TELLS ME HE WON’T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT THESE LIFE SAVING DEVICES. >> I STILL HAVE MY OXYGEN HERE ON STANDBY. >> THAT’S BECAUSE THIS WAS HIM IN LATE SEPTEMBER. HOSPITALIZED 11 DAYS WITH COVID-19 AND PNEUMONIA. >> I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ON 70, 80LITERS OF OXYGEN. >> BACK HOME HE’S REGAINING SOME STRENGTH THROUGH PHYSICAL THERAPY. >> WHAT KIND OF PROGRESS HAVE YOU MADE? >> I’M DOWN TO JUST USING ONE OR TWOLITERS, WHICH IS A HUGE IMPROVEMENT FROM WHERE I WAS BECAUSE IT’S JUST — >> WHERE I WAS BECAUSE IT’S JUST. HE DOESN’T KNOW. HE’D BEEN CAREFUL. WITH A FAMILY HISTORY OF RESPIRATORY ISSUES. HIS PLEA TO OUR CITY DON’T LET DOWN YOUR GUARD YET. >> TO NOT DO WHAT WE NORMALLY DO, IT’S NOT IN FEAR, BUT IT’S MORE SO IN I FEEL LIKE COMPASSION AND PROTECTING OTHERS. >> AS FOR SINGING, CUNIGAN SAYS HE HASN’T EVEN TRIED, BUT SOON. >> I DON’T WANT ANYBODY TO GO THROUGH THIS. >> CUNIGAN’S SYMPTOMS WERE MILD AT FIRST BUT HE TESTED NEGATIVE THREE TIMES. SOON, HE WAS SO SICK HE WAS ADMITTED TO THE ER WHERE HE FINALLY TESTED POSITIVE. >> OWE CERTAINLY WISH HIM THE BEST. THANK YOU. MORE THAN 800 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 AND TWO MORE DEATHS ARE BEING REPORTED IN KANSAS CITY MISSOURI SINCE FRIDAY. HERE’S A LOOK AT CASES ACROSS THE NINE-COUNTY KANSAS CITY AREA SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN. JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS AND KANSAS CITY MISSOURI STILL HAVE THE MOST CASES. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE HOSPITAL BEDS IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI IS IMPROVING SLIGHTLY. THE MISSOURI HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SAYS 40% OF BEDS STATEWIDE ARE AVAILABLE. THE KANSAS HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION SAYS 37% OF BEDS ARE OPEN IN KANSAS. YET EXPERTS SAY THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS STAFFING AS MANY HOSPITALS HAVE WORKERS WHO ARE OUT SICK. 30,000 DOSES OF AN EXPERIMENTAL COVID-19 TREATMENT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED STARTING TOMORROW. THIS COMES DAYS AFTER THE FDA ISSUED AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION FOR REGENERON’S ANTI-BODY TREATMENT. IT’S THE SAME DRUG THE PRESIDENT GOT DURING HIS HOSPITAL STAY. IT’S MEANT FOR PATIENTS WITH MILD SYMPTOMS WHO MAY BE AT HIGHER RISK

COVID-19 maps of Missouri, Kansas: Latest coronavirus cases by county

We’re tracking the number of cases here in Missouri and Kansas

The coronavirus outbreak first started in Wuhan, China and has since spread across the globe, impacting Italy, Canada and the United States. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The number of cases in the United States began to spike late February and could continue to impact the country throughout the summer.What’s New: Week of Nov. 23, 2020More than 12.2 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 256,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Thanksgiving travel is surging as new coronavirus cases approach 200,000 a day in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance on Thursday urging Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. But millions of people are still planning to travel over the holiday week.The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is set to meet Dec. 10 to discuss Pfizer Inc.’s request for an emergency use authorization for its developing COVID-19 vaccine.AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease. The trial looked at two different dosing regimens. A half dose of the vaccine followed by a full dose at least one month apart was 90% effective. A second regimen using two full doses one month apart was 62% effective. The combined results showed an average efficacy rate of 70%.Here is a breakdown of the number of cases in Missouri and Kansas. The data is from Johns Hopkins University and will be updated when we learn of new information.Mobile app users, click here to view the map.

The coronavirus outbreak first started in Wuhan, China and has since spread across the globe, impacting Italy, Canada and the United States. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was reported on January 14, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The number of cases in the United States began to spike late February and could continue to impact the country throughout the summer.


What’s New: Week of Nov. 23, 2020

  • More than 12.2 million people in the country have been infected with the virus and more than 256,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Thanksgiving travel is surging as new coronavirus cases approach 200,000 a day in the United States. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidance on Thursday urging Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving. But millions of people are still planning to travel over the holiday week.
  • The head of the U.S. effort to produce a coronavirus vaccine says the first immunizations could happen on Dec. 12. A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee is set to meet Dec. 10 to discuss Pfizer Inc.’s request for an emergency use authorization for its developing COVID-19 vaccine.
  • AstraZeneca said Monday that late-stage trials showed that its COVID-19 vaccine with Oxford University was up to 90% effective in preventing disease. The trial looked at two different dosing regimens. A half dose of the vaccine followed by a full dose at least one month apart was 90% effective. A second regimen using two full doses one month apart was 62% effective. The combined results showed an average efficacy rate of 70%.

Here is a breakdown of the number of cases in Missouri and Kansas. The data is from Johns Hopkins University and will be updated when we learn of new information.

Mobile app users, click here to view the map.

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