COVID-19 Hot Spots Found in Kansas Counties, Missouri Remains Low

Posted November 22, 2023 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. have shown an upward trajectory in recent weeks after months of trending downward or flat rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 16,239 new admissions for… more

New COVID-19 Vaccine Arives to Kansas City Metro

Posted September 20, 2023 The latest COVID-19 vaccine is beginning to roll out in the Kansas City metro designed to combat the strain omicron variant XBB. The vaccine booster was approved by the FDA last week and residents ages 6… more

Forecast Estimates Show COVID Infections Rise Near March 2020 Levels

Posted September 20, 2023 COVID-19 cases are slowly creeping toward levels seen in 2020, according to wastewater surveillance and modeling by forecasters. In an update posted earlier this month, Jay Weiland, a COVID modeler, estimated that 650,000 Americans are becoming… more

Pandemic Fraud Likely Reaches $135B Unemployment Relief

Posted September 18, 2023 The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates somewhere between $100 billion and $135 billion of unemployment insurance fraudulent activity occurred during the pandemic, according to a report released Tuesday. The amount of stoled aid would account for… more

COVID Hospitalizations Fall to Pandemic-Era Low

Much to the relief of beleaguered health-care providers, the numbers of people hospitalized with COVID-19 hit something of a milestone this week, falling below 100 for the first time since all 27 regional hospitals began reporting data to the Mid-America… more

Coping with COVID: Kansas Issues COVID-19 Test Requirement for Adult-Care Facilities

Kansas adult-care facilities now are required to test staff and patients for COVID-19. Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas Department of Health and Environment secretary, to issue a health order for the testing. “We have a… more

In a Nutshell: Here We Go Again!

The Delta variant’s rapid rise in new cases and hospitalizations is stoking concerns about ever getting back to normal.  How is this new surge in cases possible, considering that so many people have been vaccinated?  Over 70% of US adults… more

Coping with COVID: Active COVID-19 cases sink back down to single digits at KU Health System

The number of COVID-19 patients at The University of Kansas Health System has dropped a notable amount since Friday. Nine people with the active virus are being treated, down from 15 on Friday. Of those patients, four are in the… more

Coping with COVID: KU Health System reports COVID-19 patient count in ICU has reached zero


Coping with COVID: Missouri National Guard to withdraw from COVID-19 vaccination drives

Starting in June, the Missouri National Guard will no longer be involved in vaccination drives across the State of Missouri. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said there has been a significant decrease of demand for the COVID-19 vaccine. “We are in… more