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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Nearly 60% of people with COVID-19 in Kansas listed as recovered – KMBC Kansas City

Kansas City metro area health officials are grappling with how to handle continuing case number increases after reopening businesses more than a month ago.What you need to know:The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday the state has 27,812 cases confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 358 deaths since the outbreak started.…


COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Nearly 60% of people with COVID-19 in Kansas listed as recovered – KMBC Kansas City

Kansas City metro area health officials are grappling with how to handle continuing case number increases after reopening businesses more than a month ago.What you need to know:The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday the state has 27,812 cases confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 358 deaths since the outbreak started. Kansas is now only updating COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Sunday 1,253 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in the state and there are 51,840 confirmed cases since the outbreak started.MONDAY9:30 a.m. — The latest COVID-19 numbers from Missouri show 582 new cases reported on Sunday. We will get an update from Kansas on Monday. On Friday, Kansas reported 942 new cases. Health officials are also keeping a close eye on the percentage of tests coming back positive. Kansas’ rate now sits at more than 18%. The state announced it is now reporting confirmed and probable cases in the case totals. A confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive. A probable test is defined as a person with a) presumptive lab evidence with COVID-19 symptoms or epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case, or b) no lab testing with COVID-19 symptoms and epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case. The state said a person with multiple positive tests is only counted once in their totals.In Missouri, the percent positive rate is at 10.9%.The World Health Organization wants those numbers to be below 10%.9 a.m. — The epicenter of the pandemic could be shifting to the Midwest, according to Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Birx said she’s watching a rise in cases in Kansas and Missouri. Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Nebraska are seeing more cases, too. Birx says the driving factor is that more people are taking vacations and traveling.8:30 a.m. — Johnson County reported Monday morning 5,150 positive cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak started. The county said it has 2,591 presumed recoveries and 98 people have died since the start of the outbreak. It also has tested 76,493 people with 72,460 negative tests for an overall positive test rate of 6.8%. The county said it has tested 127.0 people per 1,000 in the county. The county said it is monitoring seven outbreaks at senior living care facilities. 7:45 a.m. — Wyandotte County is reporting 4,492 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak started, with 42 patients currently hospitalized and 104 probable cases. The county said 95 people have died from the coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, and 1,212 people are presumed recovered. The 66102 ZIP code is the most impacted area of the county with 1,224 cases, followed by the 66104 ZIP code with 738 and 66106 with 540.7:30 a.m. — The state of Kansas isn’t officially listing the number of people that have recovered from COVID-19, but local health departments across the state are keeping track. According to numbers from Monday morning, there have been 16,606 people that have recovered from the coronavirus. This includes 1,204 in Wyandotte County, 2,525 in Johnson County, 1,270 in Leavenworth County and 568 in Douglas County.[ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ][ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]SUNDAY2:30 p.m. — State health officials reported no new deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest numbers update for Missouri on Sunday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said 582 new cases of coronavirus were reported to the state, taking the state’s total number of cases to 51,850.The state saw the addition of 1,517 cases over the weekend after a week full of large case number gains, which officials attributed to a backlog of testing. The state also saw a rise in hospitalizations related to the virus, growing from 812 patients Saturday to 889 (+77) on Sunday. The state’s reporting website reports 702,467 people have been tested with a PCR test, or the nasal swab test. Of those, 50,663 cases were reported. The additional 2,215 cases were confirmed through serology testing, which looks for antibodies in the blood. The state said out of the last 7 days, 10.2% of PCR tests were positive, with a 7.2% average since the start of the pandemic. St. Louis County continues to see the highest rate of infection for the coronavirus with 12,984 total cases reported to the state as of Sunday. Kansas City has the second highest number of total cases, according to the state dashboard, with 5,929. Jackson County is fifth overall on the list with 3,450 positive cases. [ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ][ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]SATURDAY2:30 p.m.– The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 935 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 51,258 since the start of the outbreak.There have now been 1,253 deaths across Missouri from COVID-19, which is up 10 from Friday.Health officials last reported that 812 patients have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. The state of Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.The state said it has tested a total of 696, 745 people through PCR testing – a test that looks for the virus in the nose, throat or other areas of the respiratory tract to determine if there is an active infection – and 9.8% of those were positive.The state said it has tested 59,883 through serology testing – a test that looks for antibodies in the blood – and 3.7% of those were positive.The DHSS reports 5,865 (+67) confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kansas City, Missouri, while Jackson County now has 3,396 (+76) cases since the outbreak started. Health officials said there have been 53 deaths in Kansas City, and Jackson County reports 51 total.The state also lists 896 (+14) total cases in Clay County (outside of Kansas City), 630 (+9) in Cass County and 308 (+7) in Platte County.[ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ][ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]FRIDAY8:30 p.m. — The Lexington R-V School District has delayed the start of school until Sept. 14. In addition, the district said all sports would be discontinued for the fall semester, saying it would be “impossible to safely conduct these activities using COVID-19 prevention recommendations.” READ MORE.8 p.m. — The Raytown School District has delayed the start of school until after Labor Day. The Board of Education voted unanimously to move the first day of school PreK-12 to Sept. 8. READ MORE.4 p.m. — The Jackson County Health Department is warning of two COVID-19 outbreaks. READ MORE.3:20 p.m. — Raymore Parks and Recreation said because of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in Cass County, it is having to cancel some community events through Labor Day.The following events are canceled: Movie in the Park, July 31 Mini Mud Run, Aug. 21 Cornhole Tournament, Aug. 82:15 p.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,489 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 50,323 since the start of the outbreak.There have now been 1,243 deaths across Missouri from COVID-19, which is up 10 from Thursday.Health officials last reported that 869 patients have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. The state of Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.The state said it has tested a total of 686,773 people through PCR testing – a test that looks for the virus in the nose, throat or other areas of the respiratory tract to determine if there is an active infection – and 9.7% of those were positive.The state said it has tested 59,610 through serology testing – a test that looks for antibodies in the blood – and 3.7% of those were positive.The DHSS reports 5,798 (+126) confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kansas City, Missouri, while Jackson County now has 3,320 (+131) cases since the outbreak started. Health officials said there have been 51 deaths in Kansas City, and Jackson County reports 50 total.The state also lists 882 total cases in Clay County (outside of Kansas City), 621 in Cass County and 301 in Platte County.12:30 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 942 new COVID-19 cases since the last update Wednesday. The state also announced 9 new deaths, taking the state totals to 27,812 cases overall and 358 deaths.[ KANSAS COVID-19 COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]The state currently lists 1,751 hospitalizations (+51) since the start of the outbreak, with 98 (+15) ICU beds currently in use by COVID-19 patients. With 27,812 positive cases, the state has seen 264,695 negative cases as of Friday.The highest concentration of cases in the state remains in Johnson County with 4,995 listed by the state, which differs from what was released by the county.The state lists Wyandotte County with the second highest concentration with 4,587, and Sedgewick County with the third highest total of 4,196.Noon — A western Kansas mayor says he believes he contracted COVID-19 at a political event for a state senator earlier this month. Scott City, Kan. Mayor Everett Green said up to this point he has not been wearing a mask. He tested positive after noticing symptoms over the weekend. Click here to read more. 8:00 a.m. — No new deaths were reported as the result of COVID-19 Friday, according to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. The county reported 88 new cases of coronavirus Friday, taking the county total to 4,869.A map of the curve of positive cases in Johnson County shows case numbers trending down. Meanwhile, the test rate per 1,000 people continues to increase. County officials reported 122.6 tests have been done on average per every 1,000 county residents. The county percent positive rate has remained steady at 6.6 percent. [ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ][ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]The Associated Press contributed to this story.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. —

Kansas City metro area health officials are grappling with how to handle continuing case number increases after reopening businesses more than a month ago.



What you need to know:

  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday the state has 27,812 cases confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 358 deaths since the outbreak started. Kansas is now only updating COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Sunday 1,253 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 in the state and there are 51,840 confirmed cases since the outbreak started.

MONDAY

9:30 a.m. — The latest COVID-19 numbers from Missouri show 582 new cases reported on Sunday. We will get an update from Kansas on Monday. On Friday, Kansas reported 942 new cases.

Health officials are also keeping a close eye on the percentage of tests coming back positive.

Kansas’ rate now sits at more than 18%. The state announced it is now reporting confirmed and probable cases in the case totals. A confirmed case is defined as a person who tested positive. A probable test is defined as a person with a) presumptive lab evidence with COVID-19 symptoms or epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case, or b) no lab testing with COVID-19 symptoms and epidemiologically linked to a confirmed case. The state said a person with multiple positive tests is only counted once in their totals.

In Missouri, the percent positive rate is at 10.9%.

The World Health Organization wants those numbers to be below 10%.

9 a.m. — The epicenter of the pandemic could be shifting to the Midwest, according to Dr. Deborah Birx, coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Birx said she’s watching a rise in cases in Kansas and Missouri. Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Nebraska are seeing more cases, too. Birx says the driving factor is that more people are taking vacations and traveling.

8:30 a.m. — Johnson County reported Monday morning 5,150 positive cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak started. The county said it has 2,591 presumed recoveries and 98 people have died since the start of the outbreak. It also has tested 76,493 people with 72,460 negative tests for an overall positive test rate of 6.8%. The county said it has tested 127.0 people per 1,000 in the county. The county said it is monitoring seven outbreaks at senior living care facilities.

7:45 a.m. — Wyandotte County is reporting 4,492 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak started, with 42 patients currently hospitalized and 104 probable cases. The county said 95 people have died from the coronavirus since the start of the outbreak, and 1,212 people are presumed recovered. The 66102 ZIP code is the most impacted area of the county with 1,224 cases, followed by the 66104 ZIP code with 738 and 66106 with 540.7:30 a.m. — The state of Kansas isn’t officially listing the number of people that have recovered from COVID-19, but local health departments across the state are keeping track. According to numbers from Monday morning, there have been 16,606 people that have recovered from the coronavirus. This includes 1,204 in Wyandotte County, 2,525 in Johnson County, 1,270 in Leavenworth County and 568 in Douglas County.


[ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]

[ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]


SUNDAY

2:30 p.m. — State health officials reported no new deaths related to COVID-19 in the latest numbers update for Missouri on Sunday.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said 582 new cases of coronavirus were reported to the state, taking the state’s total number of cases to 51,850.

The state saw the addition of 1,517 cases over the weekend after a week full of large case number gains, which officials attributed to a backlog of testing.

The state also saw a rise in hospitalizations related to the virus, growing from 812 patients Saturday to 889 (+77) on Sunday.

The state’s reporting website reports 702,467 people have been tested with a PCR test, or the nasal swab test. Of those, 50,663 cases were reported. The additional 2,215 cases were confirmed through serology testing, which looks for antibodies in the blood. The state said out of the last 7 days, 10.2% of PCR tests were positive, with a 7.2% average since the start of the pandemic.

St. Louis County continues to see the highest rate of infection for the coronavirus with 12,984 total cases reported to the state as of Sunday. Kansas City has the second highest number of total cases, according to the state dashboard, with 5,929. Jackson County is fifth overall on the list with 3,450 positive cases.


[ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]

[ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]


SATURDAY

2:30 p.m.— The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 935 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the statewide total to 51,258 since the start of the outbreak.

There have now been 1,253 deaths across Missouri from COVID-19, which is up 10 from Friday.

Health officials last reported that 812 patients have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. The state of Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

The state said it has tested a total of 696, 745 people through PCR testing – a test that looks for the virus in the nose, throat or other areas of the respiratory tract to determine if there is an active infection – and 9.8% of those were positive.

The state said it has tested 59,883 through serology testing – a test that looks for antibodies in the blood – and 3.7% of those were positive.

The DHSS reports 5,865 (+67) confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kansas City, Missouri, while Jackson County now has 3,396 (+76) cases since the outbreak started. Health officials said there have been 53 deaths in Kansas City, and Jackson County reports 51 total.

The state also lists 896 (+14) total cases in Clay County (outside of Kansas City), 630 (+9) in Cass County and 308 (+7) in Platte County.


[ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]

[ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]


FRIDAY

8:30 p.m. The Lexington R-V School District has delayed the start of school until Sept. 14. In addition, the district said all sports would be discontinued for the fall semester, saying it would be “impossible to safely conduct these activities using COVID-19 prevention recommendations.” READ MORE.

8 p.m. — The Raytown School District has delayed the start of school until after Labor Day. The Board of Education voted unanimously to move the first day of school PreK-12 to Sept. 8. READ MORE.

4 p.m. — The Jackson County Health Department is warning of two COVID-19 outbreaks. READ MORE.

3:20 p.m. — Raymore Parks and Recreation said because of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in Cass County, it is having to cancel some community events through Labor Day.

The following events are canceled:

Movie in the Park, July 31

Mini Mud Run, Aug. 21

Cornhole Tournament, Aug. 8

2:15 p.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,489 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 50,323 since the start of the outbreak.

There have now been 1,243 deaths across Missouri from COVID-19, which is up 10 from Thursday.

Health officials last reported that 869 patients have been hospitalized due to COVID-19. The state of Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

The state said it has tested a total of 686,773 people through PCR testing – a test that looks for the virus in the nose, throat or other areas of the respiratory tract to determine if there is an active infection – and 9.7% of those were positive.

The state said it has tested 59,610 through serology testing – a test that looks for antibodies in the blood – and 3.7% of those were positive.

The DHSS reports 5,798 (+126) confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kansas City, Missouri, while Jackson County now has 3,320 (+131) cases since the outbreak started. Health officials said there have been 51 deaths in Kansas City, and Jackson County reports 50 total.

The state also lists 882 total cases in Clay County (outside of Kansas City), 621 in Cass County and 301 in Platte County.

12:30 p.m.The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported 942 new COVID-19 cases since the last update Wednesday. The state also announced 9 new deaths, taking the state totals to 27,812 cases overall and 358 deaths.

[ KANSAS COVID-19 COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]

The state currently lists 1,751 hospitalizations (+51) since the start of the outbreak, with 98 (+15) ICU beds currently in use by COVID-19 patients.

With 27,812 positive cases, the state has seen 264,695 negative cases as of Friday.

The highest concentration of cases in the state remains in Johnson County with 4,995 listed by the state, which differs from what was released by the county.

The state lists Wyandotte County with the second highest concentration with 4,587, and Sedgewick County with the third highest total of 4,196.

Noon — A western Kansas mayor says he believes he contracted COVID-19 at a political event for a state senator earlier this month. Scott City, Kan. Mayor Everett Green said up to this point he has not been wearing a mask. He tested positive after noticing symptoms over the weekend. Click here to read more.

8:00 a.m. — No new deaths were reported as the result of COVID-19 Friday, according to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. The county reported 88 new cases of coronavirus Friday, taking the county total to 4,869.

A map of the curve of positive cases in Johnson County shows case numbers trending down. Meanwhile, the test rate per 1,000 people continues to increase. County officials reported 122.6 tests have been done on average per every 1,000 county residents. The county percent positive rate has remained steady at 6.6 percent.


[ CLICK HERE FOR MAPS OF COVID-19 CASES BY COUNTY IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]

[ TRACKING COVID-19 CURVE OF CASES, DEATHS IN KANSAS & MISSOURI ]


The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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