Kansas City COVID-19 Daily Briefing for Jan. 7

Posted at 9:52 AM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 10:52:42-05

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 briefing

University of Kansas Health System doctors held their 200th COVID-19 briefing Thursday morning. They took a look back at pandemic statistics and how COVID-19 has affected emergency medicine.

There are 75 patients at the Health System with acute COVID-19 infections. Of those, 26 are in the ICU and 11 on ventilators. Another 66 are in recovery phases of the virus with three of those on ventilators.

Kansas Rep. Jake LaTurner pulled from Electoral College vote due to COVID-19 diagnosis

Newly elected Republican Rep. Jake LaTurner of Kansas was pulled from the House floor in Washington D.C. overnight due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

The senator said he is not experiencing any symptoms.

We're Hiring: Seats Incorporated hiring 30 employees

Seats Incorporated has 30 full-time openings at their Spring Hill, Kansas, assembly facility with benefits for anyone who may be seeking employment during the pandemic.

Number of people seeking unemployment fell to a still-high 787,000 last week

The number of Americans filing for unemployment fell slightly last week but is still high at 787,000 people.

US sets daily records for COVID-19 deaths in back-to-back days, Johns Hopkins reports

According to Johns Hopkins University, 3,865 Americans died of COVID-19 Wednesday, breaking the previous single-day record set only the day before.

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