COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 2/24/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 2/24/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 02/24/2022:  What’s Happening? Cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease in the Metro region, but still remain very high. New hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease, however, impacts of sustained pressure on the system (particularly those related to staff shortages) will be felt for a long time...

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 2/14/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 2/14/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 02/14/2022:  What’s Happening? Cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease in the Metro region, but still remain very high. New hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 continue to decrease, however, impacts of sustained pressure on the system (particularly those related to staff shortages) will be felt for a long time...

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 2/7/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 2/7/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 02/07/2022:  What’s Happening? Cases and hospitalizations are showing welcome decreases in the Metro region, but they remain higher than any previous wave in the pandemic. Hospitals are just starting to experience improving trends in terms of new admissions of patients with COVID-19 but the impacts of sustained...

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 1/31/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 1/31/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 01/31/2022: From last Wednesday’s (1/26/22) CMO call: “Since this last gathering three weeks ago COVID cases have doubled, hospitalizations and deaths are setting records and hundreds of healthcare workers with COVID have caused major surgical delays,” Dr. Stites said. “This is hands-down the toughest surge the medical community has

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 1/24/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 1/24/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 01/24/2022: In the region, we are still suffering from COVID’s relentless attack — more cases, deaths, and hospitalizations every day, day after day. What’s Happening? COVID’s Attack: Cases have more than doubled in the past 2-weeks; hospitalizations remain at an alarmingly high level. One of many potential causes for COVID’s

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/17/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/17/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 01/17/22: Cases and hospital admissions for patients with COVID-19 continue to rise well beyond all-time high levels; hospitals face longer patient stays, increased staff absences and unfilled positions. What’s Happening? Children’s Mercy Hospital announced that it will be halting routine COVID-19 testing after it didn’t receive its...

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Ventilator Data Sunsetting on Data Hub

Ventilator Data Sunsetting on Data Hub

The data source for the Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub’s hospital information is Health and Human Services (HHS), which has recently made a number of changes to their COVID-19 data collection. You can read more about those changes here. The data hub will no longer display information regarding ventilator usage to adapt to these

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/10/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/10/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 01/10/2022: Remember, for everyone, data show that the majority of COVID transmission happens in the first one to two days before symptoms begin and in the two to three days after. What’s Happening? Hospitals: High overall hospital volume, together with staff shortages, is threatening standards of care. Hospital admissions are at their

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/05/22

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 01/05/22

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 01/05/2022: What’s Happening? Hospitals and EMS are strained from a dramatic increase in COVID-19, resulting in: Increased emergency room wait times and limited capability to treat patients in hospitals Increased difficulty transferring critical patients Limited capacity to accept new and treat existing patients due to bed and staffing limitations

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COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/27/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/27/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/27/21: What’s Happening? Increasing prevalence of COVID-19 throughout the region is adding to staffing shortages in the healthcare system (including EMS, hospitals, public health, long term care facilities, home health, etc). Near record-high hospital patient demand with COVID-19 complicated by staffing shortages is overcrowding hospitals. The Kansas City...

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COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/20/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/20/21:

COVID-19 highlights for the week of 12/20/21: What’s Happening? In a news briefing last Friday, regional hospitals’ Chief Medical Officers said that this winter could be worse for COVID than the last. The region’s public health directors followed with a news release: ‘It’s critical we bend the curve to keep hospital space available’. Community prevalence

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