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24 new coronavirus cases at UMKC bring total past 100


UMKC has reported 24 new on-campus coronavirus cases for the week of Sept. 27. This brings the total number of cases to 108 since the beginning of the school year on Aug. 17.

The total recorded off-campus cases among students and staff has reached 67. 

UMKC states that it is contacting all those who may be at risk of exposure to the virus.

In campus messages, UMKC has requested that students, faculty and staff report positive test results to the university within four hours of receiving the results.

As of Oct. 2, UMKC’s coronavirus website reported 30 active cases among students and staff, with 66 cases counted as “resolved.” These numbers do not include visitors to campus or the nine cases reported on Saturday, Oct. 3.

UMKC’s sister school, the University of Missouri has reported 1,630 student cases since Aug. 19. Of the total cases, 1,554 of students have recovered, while the remaining 76 cases – 0.3% of the student body – are active.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who tested positive for coronavirus on Sept. 23, announced on Oct. 4 that he had obtained permission to return to work.

President Donald Trump tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, Oct. 1, according to Dr. Sean Conley, his physician. He moved to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 2. At the time of writing, he remains at the hospital, but Dr. Conley said in a press conference that Trump was “doing well.”

As of Oct. 4, the Centers for Disease Control has recorded 7,359,952 cases in the U.S., and 208,821 deaths.

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