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What Uncontrolled Coronavirus Spread Could Mean For Kansas City

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Brian Grimmett
Kansas News Service
Top doctors and other Kansas City area civic leaders warned of exponential coronavirus spreading in an online event last week.

Hospitals' top doctors warned last week that Kansas City is on the verge of uncontrolled coronavirus spread.

COVID-19 test positivity rates in Kansas and Missouri are above 10%, and medical professionals worry that people are getting fatigued with coronavirus control measures. That's part of why top health professionals in the area warned last week Kansas City is poised to become the next major U.S. hot spot.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.
Luke X. Martin reports on race, culture and ethnicity for KCUR 89.3.