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Live blog: KC Metro COVID-19 updates for Oct. 15

New York reports first coronavirus-related death in state
Posted at 7:40 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 09:55:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — We have been tracking the spread of COVID-19 in the Kansas City area since the start of the pandemic.

Whether it's stories about how we bounce back through our Rebound KC effort, important information as school resumes or critical information about the November election, trust 41 Action News to keep you informed.

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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for Oct. 15.

8:54 a.m. | The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 898,000, a historically high number that is evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession that erupted seven months ago. -KB

8:43 a.m. | University of Kansas Health System officials gave their daily COVID-19 update. -KB

7:30 a.m. | Just starting your day? We’ve got you covered with a quick look at what you need to know. -KB

41 Action News Latest Headlines | October 15, 6am

7 a.m. | Doctors at the University of Kansas Health System said more than 300 new COVID-19 cases are being reported each day right now in the Kansas City area — a jump from last month when just over 200 new cases were reported a day. -KB

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