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As COVID-19 Case Numbers Grow, Contact Tracing In Kansas City Falls Behind

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Dr. Rex Archer in dark suit and tie standing in the Great Hall at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri
Laura Ziegler
KCUR 89.3
"Nobody should be out in public that is over the age 12, that's not wearing a mask," said Kansas City Health Department Director Dr. Rex Archer, shown here in March.

Like other parts of the country, Kansas City, Missouri, is seeing an increase in deaths due to COVID-19. The director of the city's Department of Health gave the latest figures, and said the second wave of cases and deaths began within two weeks of Kansas and Missouri reopening.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.