Kansas City, MO — Kansas City Missouri is reporting their first covid-19 death. The City of Kansas City Health Department told KMZU news that this was a woman in her 70s.
The woman arrived at the hospital on March 5 and died on April 2. She was already in critical condition when she arrived at the hospital. The woman could not give any information on who she may have been in contact with prior to her being hospitalized.
Another member of her household also tested positive for COVID-19. Health department specialists are gathering information from those around her to determine if others need to be isolated and tested.
Director of Health Dr. Rex Archer said people need to take care of one another and take seriously the stay-at-home order.
“We can’t imagine the grief her family and friends are going through right now,” Dr. Archer said. “We knew this day was coming and we will have more hard days to come. ”
Missouri reportedly now has 1,834 confirmed cases of covid-19 and 20 deaths.