Live blog: Raytown Schools food-service worker tests 'presumed positive' for COVD-19

Posted at 6:17 AM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 21:09:38-04

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

41 Action News is keeping track of all closings and cancellations, as well as tracking where positive coronavirus cases are located.

We are also keeping track of which metro jurisdictions are under stay at home orders for the foreseeable future, only allowing for essential business and activities.

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Updates on the spread of the virus and how it is affecting the metro can be found below for March 29.

7:43 p.m. | A food-service worker who had helped prepare meals at Raytown Middle School on March 23 has tested "presumed positive" for COVID-19, according to a statement on the Raytown C-2 School District website. The individual was not on-site when meals were served on March 24. However, the district is suspending all meal distribution from March 30 - April 3.

5:36 p.m. | Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas expressed support Sunday night for President Donald Trump's decision to extend social distancing guidelines through April 30. In a tweet, Lucas said it was the "right call."

5:14 p.m. | During a White House Coronavirus Task Force press conference, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will extend social distancing through April 30 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

4:53 p.m. | Johnson County, Kansas, has reported 108 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday, an increase of seven cases. This brings the state total to 330. Twenty-three of those cases are in the 60 to 69 age range.

4 p.m. | The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 903 cases as of 3 p.m. Sunday, including 12 deaths. More than 12,000 patients have been tested in the state.

1:22 p.m. | The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released updated numbers Sunday afternoon showing cases in Johnson County topped 100. Bringing the total in the state and total in the KC metro area above 300.

10:51 a.m. | A fourth person has died from COVID-19 in Wyandotte County, according to new data.

The Unified Government Public Health Department said the patient was a man in his 90s, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 21 and died one week later.

10 a.m. | Here's a look at your morning headlines.

6:20 a.m. | Cass County is reporting another positive case of Covid-19. This brings the county total to 9.

Previous coverage:
Monday, March 16
Tuesday, March 17
Wednesday, March 18
Thursday, March 19
Friday, March 20
Saturday, March 21
Sunday, March 22
Monday, March 23
Tuesday, March 24
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27