Kansas City COVID-19 Daily Briefing for Feb. 15

Posted at 10:37 AM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 11:37:56-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 41 Action News is offering a daily recap of COVID-19 related stories from across Kansas City and the country. Check back every morning for the latest developments.

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University of Kansas Health System daily update

The University of Kansas Health System is treating 32 patients with acute COVID-19 infections and 36 patients in the recovery phase with eight patients in the ICU and five on ventilators.

The doctors spent a lot of time with Dr. Jamie Wagner, chief of the division of breast surgical oncology, and Dr. Onalisa Winblad, division director of breast imaging in the radiology department, talking about a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine found in breast cancer patients.

Some patients have seen benign enlarged lymph nodes when receiving mammograms after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. It does not affect the doctors' ability to find actual breast cancer tumors, though.

Cerner headquarters among COVID-19 mass vaccination sites in Week 4

Cerner's North Kansas City headquarters will be a mass vaccination site this week for qualified residents who sign up. Residents who received a first COVID-19 dose at the State Fairgrounds in Sedalia can also return this week for their second dose.

Missouri residents frustrated with COVID-19 vaccine process

Missouri residents are frustrated with the number of various sign-ups to get the various COVID-19 vaccine and long waits to talk to someone about signing up.

Couple dies together from COVID-19 complications, children want their legacy known

Two college students in their 20s are mourning the loss of both of their parents, who died around the same time with their hospital beds next to each other after contracting COVID-19. A GoFundMe was started for the family.

Average new cases of COVID-19 under 100,000 a day for the first time in 3 months

For the first time in more than three months, the seven-day rolling average of new COVID-19 cases reported each day in the U.S. has dipped below 100,000.

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