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Health officials say 30 test positive after exposure at Independence church

More than 300 possibly exposed
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Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 00:26:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Health Department said Friday that 30 people tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting an Independence church and more than 300 people may have been exposed.

The health department said the positive cases stemmed from an exposure between July 19-24 at the Old Paths Baptist Church.

A second cluster in Jackson County also was identified after an exposure on July 19 at the Loyal Order of Moose No. 2414 in Kansas City, Missouri. The county health department said five people have tested positive and around 30 people may have been exposed.

Anyone who visited either place on the days of exposure should "quarantine immediately" and seek testing, the Jackson County Health Department advised.

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