KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Cases of COVID-19 continue to spread across the U.S. and across the world. As more people test positive for the virus, more extreme measures are being put in place to keep the public safe.
Editor's note: Effective March 12, 2021, after more than a year of daily updates, we transitioned to weekly updates on Friday evenings. Effective May 31, 2021, we transitioned to monthly updates. The data below represents cases and deaths reported by state and local health departments through Sept. 30, 2021.
KC metro COVID-19 cases: 247,589
KC metro COVID-19 deaths: 3,288
*Note: Cases in Kansas City, Missouri, are divided into whether the resident lived in Jackson, Clay, Platte or Cass counties based on KCMO Health Department data.
Missouri COVID-19 cases: 753,741
Missourians who've completed COVID-19 vaccinations: 2,947,728
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has added a COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker to its dashboard.
Kansas COVID-19 cases: 412,344
Kansans who've completed COVID-19 vaccinations: 1,389,712
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has added a COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker to its dashboard.
COVID-19 deaths in Kansas and Missouri: 18,555
Cumulative cases in Kansas, Missouri and Kansas City: 1,166,085
Dig deeper into the data about the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact locally with this series of illustrations that help make sense of the numbers reported by state and local health departments.
As of Oct. 5, the latest data from Johns Hopkins Hospital indicates 43,858,922 cases of COVID-19 in the United States with 703,550 deaths.
There have been 753,741 COVID-19 cases reported in Missouri, including 12,459 deaths, through the end of September 2021.
Note: Independence and Kansas City, Missouri, cases and deaths are reported separate from Jackson County and included at the bottom of this table. Positive cases and deaths reported by the Joplin Health Department are included with the Jasper County Health Department figures.
There are 412,344 confirmed COVID-19 patients in Kansas, including 6,096 deaths, through the end of September 2021.
Methodology: Our team compiles this data using sources that include city and county health departments as well as the state health departments in Kansas and Missouri. Figures reported by the state may vary from the city and county health department totals, which often release information more frequently and sooner than the state dashboards reflect.