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Headlines for Sunday, April 5, 2020

Virus Cluster Found at Kansas Rehab Center

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of coronavirus cases have been found at arehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas. Seventeen residents and two staff members at Riverbend Post Acute Care Center have tested positive for the virus. The chief medical officer with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas says six of those residents have been hospitalized. Riverbend has 135 residents. Statewide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grew Saturday to 698, up 78 from a day earlier. Twenty-one deaths were reported in Kansas.


Kansas Searchers Find Body of Missing Toddler

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say searchers looking for a 20-month-old girl missing since March 11th found her remains Saturday in the Little Walnut River. The Wichita Eagle reports that the girl was a passenger in her father’s truck when he ran from the Leon Police Department. Christopher Johnson was allegedly drinking when he took off from police and crashed into the Little Walnut River near Leon, Kansas. Johnson died after being pinned in the truck that landed on its top.


Lansing Modifies Operations after 5 COVID Cases

TOPEKA, Kan. (KPR) The Lansing Correctional Facility is modifying its operations after five people there have tested positive for COVID.  The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) announced the changes yesterday (SAT) after their 4th staff member and first resident tested positive.  Residents will not be locked down, but they will generally remain in their units, and movement around the facility for work and recreation will be done as units.  The KDOC also announced staffing changes due to increased absences.


Missouri Seeks Medical Staff, Others

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is asking medical professionals who are not working to join a specialized state team to respond to critical health emergencies. Selected medical workers would become part of the Missouri Disaster Medical Assistance Team. The state is asking health care students, retired health care workers or those whose professional registration recently expired to apply online for the team. Individuals are needed with background in medicine, nursing, allied health, dentistry, biomedicine, laboratory science, logistics and communications. Medical personnel from the team have already deployed to Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton and Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.


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