Kansas City VA Medical Center reports zero COVID-19 cases

First time for no inpatient cases since June
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Posted at 5:03 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 18:03:37-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the first time since June, the Kansas City VA Medical Center has no COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Ahmad Batrash, KCVA chief of staff, said in a news release that this is a “major milestone.”

“The entire KCVA team is dedicated to stopping the spread of COVID-19, vaccinating as many veterans as possible against the deadly disease and working hard to #reclaimthesummer,” Batrash said. “This milestone is a huge step forward toward these goals and a major boost to the morale of our staff and the entire veteran community.”

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the KCVA was treating between 15 and 25 patients “on any given day,” according to the release.

More than 1,900 veterans and KCVA staff have recovered from the virus since March.