Headline from Kansas City Star
Graphic from New York Times
From the Star: Across the state line, Missouri health officials on Wednesday reported the highest daily increase in infections since mid-January with 2,995 additional cases. The Missouri Independent, a news organization covering the state, reported that the seven-day average of cases rose to 2,144 per day, up “one-third in seven days and more than triple the average of June 21.”
Also Wednesday, Mercy Hospital in Springfield said it was planning to open a third COVID-19 ICU unit as the highly contagious delta variant is rampaging through the unvaccinated in southwestern Missouri.
“We do not want to prepare a bed for you,” said Erik Frederick, the hospital’s chief administrative officer.
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