On Friday, the Kansas City metropolitan area added 456 COVID-19 cases, which is the largest daily increase in confirmed cases since August 26, and this number increased by 474 cases on August 26.
According to reports, one person died in the Johnson County metropolitan area, bringing the total number of deaths to 504.
Areas including Kansas City and Jackson, Clay and Pratt counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas have recorded 35,992 coronavirus cases.
The 7-day rolling average of new cases in the metropolitan area is 298. The average a week ago was 277. Two weeks ago, the average was 31
Health officials said that on Friday, Wyandotte County health officials announced that people who live or work here can be tested for COVID-19 for free, even if they have no symptoms or have not been infected with the coronavirus.
Previous tests were limited to people with symptoms or people who have been exposed to the virus. The new test qualification will take effect on Monday.
This weekend, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to go to Lake Ozark to participate in the 14th annual Lake Ozark Bikefest. According to local officials, more than 100,000 tourists can participate in the event.
As of last Friday, Missouri had reported 110,129 cases, including 1,780 deaths. The 7-day positive test rate was 11.7%.
In Kansas, a total of 52,285 cases have been reported, of which 596 have died. The positive test rate for the month was 7.5%. Since Wednesday, Kansas has reported 1,415 new cases and 10 new deaths.
On Thursday, the Johnson County Council upheld the county’s mask order with a small number of votes, and the Kansas City Health Department announced that a Chiefs fan attending the September 10 opener had tested positive for COVID-19.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the virus has infected 6.7 million people nationwide and killed more than 198,000 people.