Kansas City COVID-19 Daily Briefing for Jan. 11

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jan 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-11 11:06:46-05

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

Doctors said there are 66 patients with acute COVID-19 infections at the University of Kansas Health System. Of those, 23 are in the ICU and 14 are on ventilators. Another 56 patients are in the recovery phase, totaling 122 patients with COVID-19.

The longest hospital stay for a patient has been 210 days.

Doctors focused discussion on the treatment of various symptoms and treatment of long-haulers.

Wyandotte County prepares to fight COVID-19 in 2021

Wyandotte County, Kansas, has one of the highest COVID-19 positivity rates in the Kansas City area and is having trouble knowing how many vaccines they will be receiving at any given time, but despite that, health officials say they're ready to tackle the virus in 2021.

Saint Luke's nurse details her COVID-19 vaccine journey

The first nurse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Saint Luke's Health System shared her experience after receiving the final dose.

KC small businesses to apply for 2nd round of PPP loans

Beginning Monday, businesses can once again apply for federal aid through the Payment Protection Program, something many Kansas City small business owners have been looking forward to.

Washburn, Kansas State start semester late due to COVID-19

Both Kansas State University and Washburn University will start their semesters online because of the continued spread of COVID-19.

Kansas car dealership to close after 34 years

All American Auto Mart in Edwardsville, Kansas, will close after 34 years in business, partially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Items at the dealership will be auctioned off Wednesday.

KC Ballet cancels remainder of season

The Kansas City Ballet announced it is canceling the remainder of its 2020-2021 season as COVID-19 continues to make in-person performances impossible. The remaining shows were supposed to include "Cinderella", "Jewels" and "New Moves." The ballet plans to announce some online initiatives soon.

WHO to investigate coronavirus origins in China this week, a year after outbreak began

A year after the COVID-19 outbreak began, China says World Health Organization experts are arriving in the country to investigate the virus' origins.

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