Nearly 90,000 vaccine doses given in Missouri in the past week

Nearly 90,000 vaccine doses given in Missouri in the past week

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Here are the latest COVID-19 updates around the Kansas City metro area, and in Kansas and Missouri.What you need to know:The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday the state has 342,196 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 5,322 deaths since the outbreak started. Kansas only updates its case totals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday there have been 587,979 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak and 9,828 deaths. Overall, the state said 49.2% of the population has received at least one dose and 42.1% have completed vaccination.MONDAY6:30 p.m. — Missouri health officials have issued a COVID-19 hotspot advisory for Cass and Jackson counties and the Kansas City area. Health officials said cases in Cass and Jackson counties and Kansas City are rising. Hospitals in the region are seeing resource strain from dramatically increased numbers of COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations. As a result, several hospitals in the region are at or near capacity. READ MORE.1:30 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Monday a statewide total of 342,196 (+2,669) COVID-19 cases since the outbreak started.In addition, KDHE reported 5,322 (+23) total deaths since the start of the outbreak.The state reported hospitalizations 11,949 (+57) since the start of the outbreak. The state also said there are 34% of ICU beds available and 84% of ventilators.The state also said it has vaccinated 1,445,623 people, 3,126,400 total doses of the vaccine have been administered and 49.6% of the population has been vaccinated with one dose and 42.9% have completed vaccination.[ KANSAS COVID-19 COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Johnson County is the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak with 64,998 cases. Sedgwick County is second with 61,624. Wyandotte County is third with 23,106 cases. Leavenworth County has 8,295 cases, Douglas County reports 9,660 and Miami County has 3,087.8:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 587,979 on Monday, which is an increase of 1,119 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 114,945 (+203) possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 13,110 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 1,873 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,828 (+0) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 42 confirmed deaths in the past seven days.The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 27% hospital beds available and 65% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,136 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 14.5%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state said it has administered 5,415,194 vaccine doses, 3,018,955 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,581,009 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 49.2% of the population has received at least one dose and 42.1% have completed vaccination.The state reported it had administered 89,319 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,760 per day.An estimated 47.7% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.7%, Jackson County is at 46.3%, Clay County is at 38.4%, Cass County is at 39% and Platte County is at 34.9%.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 45,251 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 37,076 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,540 cases in Clay County, 9,165 in Cass County and 3,761 in Platte County.8 a.m. — Doctors with the University of Kansas Health System remain concerned with the number of patients in the hospital needing help with COVID-19.Officials said Monday morning that a total of 57 people are in the hospital receiving treatment for coronavirus. Of those 57 patients, 40 are considered to have active infections with 15 people in the ICU and 10 on a ventilator. The remaining 17 patients are considered to be in recovery. SUNDAY10:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 586,860 on Sunday, which is an increase of 1,335 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 114,742 (+433) possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 13,944 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 1,992 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,828 (+1) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 42 confirmed deaths in the past seven days.The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 15% of remaining ICU beds are available, 26% hospital beds available and 66% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,163 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 14.9%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state said it has administered 5,401,981 vaccine doses, 3,011,520 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,575,117 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 49.1% of the population has received at least one dose and 42% have completed vaccination.The state reported it had administered 90,026 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,861 per day.An estimated 47.6% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.6%, Jackson County is at 46.2%, Clay County is at 38.2%, Cass County is at 38.9% and Platte County is at 34.8%.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 45,082 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,959 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,521 cases in Clay County, 9,142 in Cass County and 3,749 in Platte County.SATURDAY10:25 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 585,525 on Saturday, which is an increase of 2,110 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 114,309 (+655) possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 14,483 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,069 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,827 (+8) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 51 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 24% hospital beds available and 66% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,145 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 15%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state said it has administered 5,384,130 vaccine doses, 3,000,909 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,567,035 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.9% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.9% have completed vaccination. The state reported it had administered 89,958 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,851 per day.An estimated 47.4% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.4%, Jackson County is at 46%, Clay County is at 38.1%, Cass County is at 38.8% and Platte County is at 34.7%.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,905 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,811 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,488 cases in Clay County, 9,115 in Cass County and 3,746 in Platte County.FRIDAY4:45 p.m. — The Blue Springs School District said that students age 5 and older must wear masks inside district buildings starting Monday.The school district said that Jackson County’s health order requiring people to wear masks in indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status, does apply to the district. READ MORE.3 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Friday a statewide total of 339,527 (+2,177) COVID-19 cases since the outbreak started.In addition, KDHE reported 5,299 (+13) total deaths since the start of the outbreak.The state reported hospitalizations 11,892 (+85) since the start of the outbreak. The state also said there are 31% of ICU beds available and 83% of ventilators.The state also said it has vaccinated 1,435,951 people, 3,083,807 total doses of the vaccine have been administered and 49.3% of the population has been vaccinated with one dose and 42.7% have completed vaccination.[ KANSAS COVID-19 COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Johnson County is the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak with 64,508 cases. Sedgwick County is second with 60,963. Wyandotte County is third with 22,892 cases. Leavenworth County has 8,207 cases, Douglas County reports 9,582 and Miami County has 3,070.1 p.m. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Friday that specialized “ambulance strike teams” are on the way to the Kansas City area to help local hospitals and emergency transport groups amid a growing COVID-19 case surge.Parson said in a release that 30 ambulances and more than 60 trained personnel are scheduled to begin arriving in five different regions of the state Friday, and can start transporting patients as soon as Saturday. READ MORE. 12:30 p.m. — Officials with the University of Kansas announced an “important and hopefully short-lived step” to mitigate COVID-19 Friday, saying all students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks while on campus.This indoor mask mandate is regardless of vaccination status and begins on Aug. 9.READ MORE. Noon — With case numbers not slowing down, chief medical officers from hospitals around the region are saying health care across Kansas City is “maxed out” because of the delta variant COVID surge.The alarming comments came during a news conference involving officials from more than 10 area hospitals and hospital systems Friday morning. The medical leaders said the surge is exploding in their hospital systems. READ MORE. 9 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 583,415 on Friday, which is an increase of 2,548 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 113,654 (+709) possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 14,484 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,069 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,819 (+21) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 56 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 27% hospital beds available and 67% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,125 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 15%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state’s vaccination numbers were not updated as of Friday morning at 9 a.m.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,689 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,630 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,446 cases in Clay County, 9,076 in Cass County and 3,724 in Platte County.THURSDAY9:30 p.m. — The Wyandotte County Commission voted Thursday to require masks to be worn in indoor public spaces as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.The ordinance, which passed by an 8-2 vote, excludes schools and the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, allowing them to decide separately. READ MORE.8:40 p.m. — The Platte County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to recommend residents wear masks and they declined to issue a mask mandate.The trustees met in a special meeting specifically to decide the issue of wearing masks.The decision applies only to Platte County residents living outside of Kansas City, Missouri city limits.7:30 p.m. — Blue Valley Schools announced Thursday that it will require all early childhood and K-8 students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside school buildings beginning Aug. 9. READ MORE.7 p.m. — The Lee’s Summit R7 School Board voted Thursday to adopt universal masking for its students for the coming school year.The board voted unanimously to require all students pre-K through 12th grade to wear masks while indoors at district buildings. READ MORE.5:45 p.m. — The Shawnee Mission school board updated its COVID-19 protocols Thursday to require all students pre-K through 12th grade to wear masks.The board voted 6-1 to require masking of all children and adults in grades pre-K through 12th grade in all district facilities until further notice. READ MORE.2 p.m. — Officials with the Kansas City Zoo said the zoo will soon begin vaccinating some of its animals more susceptible to the virus against COVID-19.”Due to the COVID-19 variants now in our local area and their increased transmissibility, our veterinary team will soon begin the vaccination of some of our animals,” officials said in a release Thursday. Zoo officials said that species most susceptible to the virus will receive the vaccine, including the zoo’s great apes (chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas) and big cats (lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards). READ MORE. 1:30 p.m. — The Johnson County Board of Commissioners met Thursday morning to discuss a mask order for the “most vulnerable” group of Johnson County citizens — young children.The order calls for all students in sixth grade down to pre-k, in both public and private school settings, to wear masks or face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. After a lengthy debate with hours of public comment, that public health order passed the commission, 5-2.”This is a targeted health initiative focused on students who do not currently have access to the vaccine,” health officials said during the meeting. READ MORE. 11 a.m. — Springfield and St. Louis area health leaders are asking adults to wear masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect children as hospitals report admitting more young patients with the disease, including some in intensive care. In addition, health officials with Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City said it is also seeing an increase. READ MORE. 10:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 580,867 on Thursday, which is an increase of 3,058 confirmed cases – the second day in a row with more than 3,000 new cases. The state also reported there have been 112,945 (+888) possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 14,339 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,048 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,798 (+21) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 47 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 29% hospital beds available and 67% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,092 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state rose to 15.2%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state said it has administered 5,369,076 vaccine doses, 2,991,709 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,560,680 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.7% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.7% have completed vaccination.The state reported it had administered 91,932 doses in the past seven days for an average of 13,133 per day.An estimated 47.2% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.3%, Jackson County is at 45.9%, Clay County is at 38%, Cass County is at 38.7% and Platte County is at 34.6%.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,443 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,421 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,412 cases in Clay County, 9,018 in Cass County and 3,697 in Platte County.WEDNESDAY3:45 p.m. — Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. announced Wednesday he will issue a public health order requiring universal mask-wearing indoors, for everyone age 5+, regardless of vaccination status. That order begins on Aug. 9. READ MORE.3 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday a statewide total of 337,350 (+2,714) COVID-19 cases since the outbreak started.In addition, KDHE reported 5,286 (+20) total deaths since the start of the outbreak.The state reported hospitalizations 11,807 (+70) since the start of the outbreak. The state also said there are 32% of ICU beds available and 80% of ventilators.The state also said it has vaccinated 1,426,773 people, 2,573,807 total doses of the vaccine have been administered and 49% of the population has been vaccinated with one dose and 42.5% have completed vaccination.[ KANSAS COVID-19 COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Johnson County is the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak with 64,077 cases. Sedgwick County is second with 60,608. Wyandotte County is third with 22,695 cases. Leavenworth County has 8,130 cases, Douglas County reports 9,524 and Miami County has 3,041.10:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 577,809 on Wednesday, which is an increase of 3,684 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 112,057 (+804) possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 14,097 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,014 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,777 (+22) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 36 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 17% of remaining ICU beds are available, 29% hospital beds available and 69% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,083 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state again climbed to 15%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state said it has administered 5,353,821 vaccine doses, 2,982,315 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,554,305 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.6% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.6% have completed vaccination.The state reported it had administered 92,221 doses in the past seven days for an average of 13,174 per day.An estimated 47% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.1%, Jackson County is at 45.7%, Clay County is at 37.8%, Cass County is at 38.4% and Platte County is at 34.5%.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,160 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,143 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,347 cases in Clay County, 8,952 in Cass County and 3,673 in Platte County.TUESDAY4 p.m. — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday that he has filed a lawsuit over Kansas City’s mask mandate that went into effect Monday.Schmitt said the lawsuit, which was filed in Jackson County, argues that the mask mandate imposed is unreasonable, unconstitutional, and arbitrary and capricious. READ MORE.2:15 p.m. — The city of Independence announced Tuesday that it has rescinded a public health order that took effect last Thursday.The change means that masks are no longer required but strongly encouraged at all city facilities including City Hall, Police Headquarters, Independence Utility Center, Sermon Center, Truman Memorial Building, Palmer Center, Independence Uptown Market, and the Cable Dahmer Arena. READ MORE.1:40 p.m. — There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Morningstar’s Youth and Family Life Center located at 2525 E. 27th Street, Kansas City, MO on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people who are 12 and older.12:55 p.m. — Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt is taking his fight to curb the power of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and local officials to impose COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas to the state’s highest court.Schmidt announced Tuesday that he has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to keep in place a law that limits Kelly’s power and local officials’ authority even though a Johnson County trial-court judge struck it down last month. READ MORE.11:15 a.m. — The Kansas City Public Library is partnering with KC CARE Health Center to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine.Beginning Aug. 3, anyone in need of a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one from KC CARE Health Center at the following locations:Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Plaza branch at 4801 Main St.Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Waldo branch at 201 E. 75thSt.Thursdays, Noon – 6 p.m.: North-East branch at 6000 Wilson Ave.Anyone hoping to get a vaccine can walk in to one of the Library clinics as long as supplies last. No registration is required.9:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 574,125 on Tuesday, which is an increase of 1,863 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 111,253 possible antigen cases to date.The state reported there have been 12,524 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 1,789 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,755 (+88) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 33 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 27% hospital beds available and 68% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,038 hospitalizations associated with COVID.The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state remained steady 14.7%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.The state said it has administered 5,336,817 vaccine doses, 2,972,240 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,546,801 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.4% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.5% have completed vaccination.The state reported it had administered 90,978 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,997 per day.An estimated 46.8% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 42.9%, Jackson County is at 45.6%, Clay County is at 37.7%, Cass County is at 38.3% and Platte County is at 34.4%.[ MISSOURI COVID-19 DASHBOARD ]Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.Individual city/county data points were unavailable Monday morning.[ HOW TO GET THE VACCINE, TRACKING NUMBERS IN KANSAS, MISSOURI ]The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates around the Kansas City metro area, and in Kansas and Missouri.

What you need to know:

  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday the state has 342,196 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 5,322 deaths since the outbreak started. Kansas only updates its case totals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Monday there have been 587,979 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the outbreak and 9,828 deaths. Overall, the state said 49.2% of the population has received at least one dose and 42.1% have completed vaccination.

MONDAY

6:30 p.m. — Missouri health officials have issued a COVID-19 hotspot advisory for Cass and Jackson counties and the Kansas City area. Health officials said cases in Cass and Jackson counties and Kansas City are rising. Hospitals in the region are seeing resource strain from dramatically increased numbers of COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations. As a result, several hospitals in the region are at or near capacity. READ MORE.

1:30 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Monday a statewide total of 342,196 (+2,669) COVID-19 cases since the outbreak started.

In addition, KDHE reported 5,322 (+23) total deaths since the start of the outbreak.

The state reported hospitalizations 11,949 (+57) since the start of the outbreak. The state also said there are 34% of ICU beds available and 84% of ventilators.

The state also said it has vaccinated 1,445,623 people, 3,126,400 total doses of the vaccine have been administered and 49.6% of the population has been vaccinated with one dose and 42.9% have completed vaccination.

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Johnson County is the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak with 64,998 cases. Sedgwick County is second with 61,624. Wyandotte County is third with 23,106 cases. Leavenworth County has 8,295 cases, Douglas County reports 9,660 and Miami County has 3,087.

8:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 587,979 on Monday, which is an increase of 1,119 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 114,945 (+203) possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 13,110 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 1,873 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,828 (+0) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 42 confirmed deaths in the past seven days.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 27% hospital beds available and 65% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,136 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 14.5%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state said it has administered 5,415,194 vaccine doses, 3,018,955 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,581,009 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 49.2% of the population has received at least one dose and 42.1% have completed vaccination.

The state reported it had administered 89,319 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,760 per day.

An estimated 47.7% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.7%, Jackson County is at 46.3%, Clay County is at 38.4%, Cass County is at 39% and Platte County is at 34.9%.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 45,251 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 37,076 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,540 cases in Clay County, 9,165 in Cass County and 3,761 in Platte County.

8 a.m. — Doctors with the University of Kansas Health System remain concerned with the number of patients in the hospital needing help with COVID-19.

Officials said Monday morning that a total of 57 people are in the hospital receiving treatment for coronavirus. Of those 57 patients, 40 are considered to have active infections with 15 people in the ICU and 10 on a ventilator.

The remaining 17 patients are considered to be in recovery.

SUNDAY

10:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 586,860 on Sunday, which is an increase of 1,335 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 114,742 (+433) possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 13,944 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 1,992 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,828 (+1) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 42 confirmed deaths in the past seven days.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 15% of remaining ICU beds are available, 26% hospital beds available and 66% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,163 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 14.9%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state said it has administered 5,401,981 vaccine doses, 3,011,520 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,575,117 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 49.1% of the population has received at least one dose and 42% have completed vaccination.

The state reported it had administered 90,026 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,861 per day.

An estimated 47.6% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.6%, Jackson County is at 46.2%, Clay County is at 38.2%, Cass County is at 38.9% and Platte County is at 34.8%.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 45,082 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,959 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,521 cases in Clay County, 9,142 in Cass County and 3,749 in Platte County.

SATURDAY

10:25 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 585,525 on Saturday, which is an increase of 2,110 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 114,309 (+655) possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 14,483 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,069 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,827 (+8) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 51 confirmed deaths in the past seven days.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 24% hospital beds available and 66% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,145 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 15%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state said it has administered 5,384,130 vaccine doses, 3,000,909 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,567,035 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.9% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.9% have completed vaccination.

The state reported it had administered 89,958 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,851 per day.

An estimated 47.4% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.4%, Jackson County is at 46%, Clay County is at 38.1%, Cass County is at 38.8% and Platte County is at 34.7%.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,905 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,811 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,488 cases in Clay County, 9,115 in Cass County and 3,746 in Platte County.

FRIDAY

4:45 p.m. — The Blue Springs School District said that students age 5 and older must wear masks inside district buildings starting Monday.

The school district said that Jackson County’s health order requiring people to wear masks in indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status, does apply to the district. READ MORE.

3 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Friday a statewide total of 339,527 (+2,177) COVID-19 cases since the outbreak started.

In addition, KDHE reported 5,299 (+13) total deaths since the start of the outbreak.

The state reported hospitalizations 11,892 (+85) since the start of the outbreak. The state also said there are 31% of ICU beds available and 83% of ventilators.

The state also said it has vaccinated 1,435,951 people, 3,083,807 total doses of the vaccine have been administered and 49.3% of the population has been vaccinated with one dose and 42.7% have completed vaccination.

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Johnson County is the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak with 64,508 cases. Sedgwick County is second with 60,963. Wyandotte County is third with 22,892 cases. Leavenworth County has 8,207 cases, Douglas County reports 9,582 and Miami County has 3,070.

1 p.m. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Friday that specialized “ambulance strike teams” are on the way to the Kansas City area to help local hospitals and emergency transport groups amid a growing COVID-19 case surge.

Parson said in a release that 30 ambulances and more than 60 trained personnel are scheduled to begin arriving in five different regions of the state Friday, and can start transporting patients as soon as Saturday. READ MORE.

12:30 p.m. — Officials with the University of Kansas announced an “important and hopefully short-lived step” to mitigate COVID-19 Friday, saying all students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks while on campus.

This indoor mask mandate is regardless of vaccination status and begins on Aug. 9.

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Noon — With case numbers not slowing down, chief medical officers from hospitals around the region are saying health care across Kansas City is “maxed out” because of the delta variant COVID surge.

The alarming comments came during a news conference involving officials from more than 10 area hospitals and hospital systems Friday morning.

The medical leaders said the surge is exploding in their hospital systems. READ MORE.

9 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 583,415 on Friday, which is an increase of 2,548 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 113,654 (+709) possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 14,484 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,069 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,819 (+21) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 56 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 27% hospital beds available and 67% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,125 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state is 15%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state’s vaccination numbers were not updated as of Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,689 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,630 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,446 cases in Clay County, 9,076 in Cass County and 3,724 in Platte County.

THURSDAY

9:30 p.m. — The Wyandotte County Commission voted Thursday to require masks to be worn in indoor public spaces as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

The ordinance, which passed by an 8-2 vote, excludes schools and the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, allowing them to decide separately. READ MORE.

8:40 p.m. — The Platte County Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to recommend residents wear masks and they declined to issue a mask mandate.

The trustees met in a special meeting specifically to decide the issue of wearing masks.

The decision applies only to Platte County residents living outside of Kansas City, Missouri city limits.

7:30 p.m. — Blue Valley Schools announced Thursday that it will require all early childhood and K-8 students, staff and visitors to wear masks inside school buildings beginning Aug. 9. READ MORE.

7 p.m. — The Lee’s Summit R7 School Board voted Thursday to adopt universal masking for its students for the coming school year.

The board voted unanimously to require all students pre-K through 12th grade to wear masks while indoors at district buildings. READ MORE.

5:45 p.m. — The Shawnee Mission school board updated its COVID-19 protocols Thursday to require all students pre-K through 12th grade to wear masks.

The board voted 6-1 to require masking of all children and adults in grades pre-K through 12th grade in all district facilities until further notice. READ MORE.

2 p.m.Officials with the Kansas City Zoo said the zoo will soon begin vaccinating some of its animals more susceptible to the virus against COVID-19.

“Due to the COVID-19 variants now in our local area and their increased transmissibility, our veterinary team will soon begin the vaccination of some of our animals,” officials said in a release Thursday.

Zoo officials said that species most susceptible to the virus will receive the vaccine, including the zoo’s great apes (chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas) and big cats (lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards). READ MORE.

1:30 p.m.The Johnson County Board of Commissioners met Thursday morning to discuss a mask order for the “most vulnerable” group of Johnson County citizens — young children.

The order calls for all students in sixth grade down to pre-k, in both public and private school settings, to wear masks or face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

After a lengthy debate with hours of public comment, that public health order passed the commission, 5-2.

“This is a targeted health initiative focused on students who do not currently have access to the vaccine,” health officials said during the meeting. READ MORE.

11 a.m.Springfield and St. Louis area health leaders are asking adults to wear masks and get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect children as hospitals report admitting more young patients with the disease, including some in intensive care. In addition, health officials with Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City said it is also seeing an increase. READ MORE.

10:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 580,867 on Thursday, which is an increase of 3,058 confirmed cases – the second day in a row with more than 3,000 new cases. The state also reported there have been 112,945 (+888) possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 14,339 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,048 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,798 (+21) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 47 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 29% hospital beds available and 67% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,092 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state rose to 15.2%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state said it has administered 5,369,076 vaccine doses, 2,991,709 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,560,680 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.7% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.7% have completed vaccination.

The state reported it had administered 91,932 doses in the past seven days for an average of 13,133 per day.

An estimated 47.2% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.3%, Jackson County is at 45.9%, Clay County is at 38%, Cass County is at 38.7% and Platte County is at 34.6%.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,443 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,421 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,412 cases in Clay County, 9,018 in Cass County and 3,697 in Platte County.

WEDNESDAY

3:45 p.m. — Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. announced Wednesday he will issue a public health order requiring universal mask-wearing indoors, for everyone age 5+, regardless of vaccination status. That order begins on Aug. 9. READ MORE.

3 p.m. — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday a statewide total of 337,350 (+2,714) COVID-19 cases since the outbreak started.

In addition, KDHE reported 5,286 (+20) total deaths since the start of the outbreak.

The state reported hospitalizations 11,807 (+70) since the start of the outbreak. The state also said there are 32% of ICU beds available and 80% of ventilators.

The state also said it has vaccinated 1,426,773 people, 2,573,807 total doses of the vaccine have been administered and 49% of the population has been vaccinated with one dose and 42.5% have completed vaccination.

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Johnson County is the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the outbreak with 64,077 cases. Sedgwick County is second with 60,608. Wyandotte County is third with 22,695 cases. Leavenworth County has 8,130 cases, Douglas County reports 9,524 and Miami County has 3,041.

10:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 577,809 on Wednesday, which is an increase of 3,684 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 112,057 (+804) possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 14,097 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 2,014 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,777 (+22) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 36 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 17% of remaining ICU beds are available, 29% hospital beds available and 69% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,083 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state again climbed to 15%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state said it has administered 5,353,821 vaccine doses, 2,982,315 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,554,305 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.6% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.6% have completed vaccination.

The state reported it had administered 92,221 doses in the past seven days for an average of 13,174 per day.

An estimated 47% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 43.1%, Jackson County is at 45.7%, Clay County is at 37.8%, Cass County is at 38.4% and Platte County is at 34.5%.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Looking at local numbers, the DHSS reported 44,160 confirmed cases in Kansas City, Missouri, and 36,143 cases in Jackson County. The state also lists 9,347 cases in Clay County, 8,952 in Cass County and 3,673 in Platte County.

TUESDAY

4 p.m. — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday that he has filed a lawsuit over Kansas City’s mask mandate that went into effect Monday.

Schmitt said the lawsuit, which was filed in Jackson County, argues that the mask mandate imposed is unreasonable, unconstitutional, and arbitrary and capricious. READ MORE.

2:15 p.m. — The city of Independence announced Tuesday that it has rescinded a public health order that took effect last Thursday.

The change means that masks are no longer required but strongly encouraged at all city facilities including City Hall, Police Headquarters, Independence Utility Center, Sermon Center, Truman Memorial Building, Palmer Center, Independence Uptown Market, and the Cable Dahmer Arena. READ MORE.

1:40 p.m. — There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Morningstar’s Youth and Family Life Center located at 2525 E. 27th Street, Kansas City, MO on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for people who are 12 and older.

12:55 p.m. — Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt is taking his fight to curb the power of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and local officials to impose COVID-19 restrictions in Kansas to the state’s highest court.

Schmidt announced Tuesday that he has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to keep in place a law that limits Kelly’s power and local officials’ authority even though a Johnson County trial-court judge struck it down last month. READ MORE.

11:15 a.m. — The Kansas City Public Library is partnering with KC CARE Health Center to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning Aug. 3, anyone in need of a COVID-19 vaccine can receive one from KC CARE Health Center at the following locations:

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Plaza branch at 4801 Main St.

Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: Waldo branch at 201 E. 75thSt.

Thursdays, Noon – 6 p.m.: North-East branch at 6000 Wilson Ave.

Anyone hoping to get a vaccine can walk in to one of the Library clinics as long as supplies last. No registration is required.

9:30 a.m. — The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the state’s total of confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 574,125 on Tuesday, which is an increase of 1,863 confirmed cases. The state also reported there have been 111,253 possible antigen cases to date.

The state reported there have been 12,524 positive cases over the last seven days and an average of 1,789 cases a day. The state said there have now been 9,755 (+88) deaths since the start of the outbreak and there have been 33 confirmed deaths in the past seven days. The MDHSS said deaths are often reported with a significant delay.

The delta variant of the virus is believed to be responsible for much of the spread in Missouri, especially in the southwestern and northern parts of the state. Officials also cite low vaccination rates, especially in rural areas.

Throughout Missouri there are 16% of remaining ICU beds are available, 27% hospital beds available and 68% of ventilators are available, the state said. The state also reported there were 2,038 hospitalizations associated with COVID.

The overall seven-day positivity rate for the state remained steady 14.7%, according to the MDHSS. That number has climbed more than 10 percentage points since June, but it’s still down from a high of 23.1% in November 2020.

The state said it has administered 5,336,817 vaccine doses, 2,972,240 people have initiated vaccination (or received one dose) and 2,546,801 people have received a second dose. Overall, the state said 48.4% of the population has received at least one dose and 41.5% have completed vaccination.

The state reported it had administered 90,978 doses in the past seven days for an average of 12,997 per day.

An estimated 46.8% of Kansas City residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while Independence is at 42.9%, Jackson County is at 45.6%, Clay County is at 37.7%, Cass County is at 38.3% and Platte County is at 34.4%.

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Missouri does not list how many people have recovered from COVID-19.

Individual city/county data points were unavailable Monday morning.


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The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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