Live blog: Missouri COVID-19 cases surge past 100

Posted at 7:23 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 22:12:29-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to spread across the world, and in Missouri and Kansas.

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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for March 22.

Previous coverage:
Monday, March 16
Tuesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 18
Thursday, March 19
Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21

9:10 p.m. | Postponing the Tokyo Olympics could be a possibility if the games are not able to be held "in a complete way," according to Associated Press reports.

8:50 p.m. | Bourbon County, Kansas, now has one confirmed case of COVID-19. Lyon County, Kansas, has two confirmed cases. The total in Kansas is now 67.

7:34 p.m. | Douglas County has issued a stay-at-home order that will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, matching other counties in the area.

6:55 p.m. | The number of COVID-19 cases in Missouri surged past 100 Sunday night as officials in St. Louis County reported 38 new cases, bringing the state's total to 135.

5:27 p.m. | Cole County, Missouri, has four confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Sunday.

4:50 p.m. | A Camden County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The case is not travel related, according to the Camden County Health Department, and an investigation is underway.

3:07 p.m. | North Kansas City Mayor Don Stielow will enact a stay-at-home order, effective March 24. The order, according to a news release, will be similar to what Kansas City, Missouri, issued on Saturday.

Clay County Public Health also announced Sunday that it is following its neighbors has enacted a stay-at-home order, which goes into effect Tuesday and will end April 24.

2:59 p.m. | Blue Springs School District has extended its closure through April 24.

2:47 p.m. | Kansas Department of Health and Environment has announced nine new COVID-19 cases. Butler County has one new case, Douglas County has three new cases, Johnson County has three new cases, Sedgwick County has one new case and Wyandotte County has one new case.

2:18 p.m. | Belton has joined Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, in issuing a stay-at-home order due to COVID-19.

“We are addressing how this Order affects the daily lives of our residents with information on essential businesses and will provide updates as we are able," James Person, police chief and director of emergency management, said in a news release.

The order goes into effect on Tuesday.

2 p.m. | The International Olympic Committee will look at postponing the Tokyo Olympics during four weeks of talks amid mounting criticism by athletes and sports officials during the coronavirus pandemic, the Associated Press reported Sunday.

1:40 p.m. | Area leaders from several jurisdictions Sunday spoke to the importance of stay-at-home orders that take effect at midnight, Tuesday, March 24. READ MORE.

1 p.m. | United States Sen. Rand Paul became the first senator to test positive for COVID-19.

11:02 p.m. | The City of Kansas City, Missouri is providing text message updates on the coronavirus. Text COVIDKC to 888-777 to get those updates.

10 a.m. | Gov. Laura Kelly has issued executive orders loosening restrictions on telemedicine practices and shipping of essential supplies in order to battle COVID-19 in Kansas.

8:40 a.m. | A case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Whiteman Air Force Base. The person infected is a non-military adult.

8:24 a.m. | Leavenworth County has joined the Kansas City metro in issuing a stay at home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The order goes into effect on Tuesday for the entire county. Residents will only be permitted to leave their homes to conduct essential activities and all non-essential businesses must close.

The order will last through April 23.

8:11 a.m. | Heart to Heart International is deploying a Mobile Medical Unite to assist Sharon Lee Family Health Care with COVID-19 testing.

They will also be collecting medical mask donations at their headquarters to distribute to medical staff.

7:17 a.m. | KC Pet Project has closed their adoption center at Zona Rosa and in local Petco stores to fight the spread of COVID-19. Pets are still available at the main shelter.

7 a.m. | St. Charles County reported one new case of COVID-19, bringing their total to three. The City of St. Louis reported three new cases, bringing their total to 10.