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.
University of Kansas Health System daily update
University of Kansas Health System officials said on Wednesday that the number of patients with COVID-19 they are treating continues to rise. The system has 44 patients with active COVID-19 infections. Of those, 15 are in the ICU and seven are on ventilators.
VP of Support Operations Jeff Novorr shared best practices that his team uses within the health system to safely feed patients, visitors and employees. The tips are aimed at helping the public navigate the holidays and family gatherings.
Missouri sets single-day record for new COVID-19 cases
Missouri once again set a new record for single-day COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. Local and state health departments across Missouri combined Tuesday to add 3,321 new COVID-19 cases. The high-water mark for single-day reporting previously stood at 3,280, a figure set just a few days ago on Oct. 30
Jackson County Recorder of Deeds office closed due to COVID-19
The Recorder of Deeds office at the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence will be closed the rest of the week after a county employee tested positive for COVID-19.
Services still will be offered online or over the phone by calling 816-881-3191.
Jackson County Health Department advises against winter sports in schools
Leaders at the Jackson County Health Department are advising area districts not to allow winter sports and activities. If schools decide to move forward with winter sports and activities despite the guidance, the department also recommends that they not allow spectators for those activities.
JoCo health department moves school guideline into red zone
A day after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the county, the Johnson County, Kansas, Department of Health and Environment moved its recommendation for learning mode from orange to red. The red zone encourages entirely virtual learning for all grade levels.