COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/20

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/20

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/20/21: What’s Happening?  The 7-day rolling average of new hospital admissions for patients with COVID is down to 106 from a peak of 167 in mid-August.  The biggest limiting factor in the entire healthcare system continues to be unfilled staff positions.  ICU bed use by patients with COVID-19 remains very high, with

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/13/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/13/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/13/21: What’s Happening? The biggest limiting factor in the entire healthcare system continues to be unfilled staff positions. ICU bed use by patients with COVID-19 remains very high, with a majority being unvaccinated patients. Pediatric infections and hospitalizations have been at higher rates than we have ever seen. Monoclonal

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20 years after 9/11, region remains steadfast in cooperative efforts to be better prepared

20 years after 9/11, region remains steadfast in cooperative efforts to be better prepared

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, forever changed how communities prepare for and work to prevent intentional terrorist attacks and other emergencies. In response to the tragedy, local agencies committed to working together through the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee to strengthen relationships and make investments. Through the committee, the Kansas City region engages...

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/3/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/3/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 9/3/21: What’s Happening? The biggest limiting factor in the entire healthcare system continues to be unfilled staff positions. ICU bed use by patients with COVID-19 remains very high, with a majority being unvaccinated patients. Pediatric infections and hospitalizations have been at higher rates than we have ever seen. While

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September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” PrepareMetroKC will share tips each week during the month of September focusing on a

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COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 8/31/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 8/31/21

COVID-19 Highlights for the Week of 8/31/21: What’s Happening? ICU beds used by COVID patients are at an all-time high and deaths related to COVID-19 continue to rise. Majority of patients with COVID are not vaccinated. The limiting factor in the entire healthcare system continues to be unfilled staff positions. What Can I Expect? Longer

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Correction Made to Jurisdictional Hospital Attribution

Correction Made to Jurisdictional Hospital Attribution

The Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub displays regional and jurisdictional data regarding COVID-19 cases, deaths, tests, vaccinations and hospitalizations. For hospitalization data, hospitals are grouped into the jurisdiction where they are located. On Aug. 27, a hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, that had previously been incorrectly aggregated into the Jackson County, Missouri (not...

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Hospitalization Data: Sources & Limitations

Hospitalization Data: Sources & Limitations

What is HHS TeleTracking? At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a push for national data capture across the United States to aggregate and share hospital data. This was first mounted through the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and later Health and Human Services’ (HHS) TeleTracking. To this day, many rely on HHS

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