COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

68 new cases of COVID-19 including 62 COVID-19 deaths reported in five area counties

Fourteen COVID-19 cases have been added to Grundy County’s total, which the health department reports is now 752 cases in total. Five hundred sixty-one cases have been confirmed. Active cases increased by four to 95. Twenty-three COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Grundy County. COVID-19 cases increased by 14 in Linn County. The health department […]

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Audio: Senator Hawley says changes must be made at Missouri veterans homes

A Missouri senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill says changes must be made at Missouri veteran’s homes, following a recent COVID outbreak. At least 138 veterans living at state veterans’ homes have died from the coronavirus since September. Senator Josh Hawley has read Armstrong Teasdale’s report, which says the Missouri […]

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Audio: Independent 53-page report on Missouri Veterans Homes shows failure of leadership, response and planning

An independent investigation into the COVID-19 deaths at Missouri veterans homes has found that the Missouri Veterans Commission headquarters failed to recognize the outbreak. Armstrong Teasdale’s report says MVC should have recognized the presence of an outbreak in the Cape Girardeau veteran’s home by September 2. MVC Chairman Tim Noonan says a tremendous amount of […]

Veterans

109 veterans have died of COVID-19 in Missouri veterans homes since September 1

The Missouri Veterans Commission’s Veterans Homes continue to fight COVID-19, and according to spokesman Jamie Melchert, they are continuing daily testing using PCR and antigen testing; training on the proper use of PPE and enhanced PPE; cleaning and disinfecting and enhanced training in these areas; infection control inspections and additional training; additional supervision, including from […]

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Audio: Federal data shows COVID has killed 1,400 Missouri nursing home residents and 20 workers

The latest federal information shows the coronavirus has killed more than 1,400 Missouri nursing home residents and 20 workers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report shows the figures make up nearly half of the state’s 3,100 COVID-19 deaths. Missouri has 521 federally licensed nursing homes. The report does not include assisted living centers […]

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Twelve more veterans die from COVID-19 at Cameron veterans home in past 10-days

Twelve more veterans have died from COVID at the state veterans home in northwest Missouri’s Cameron. The Missouri Veterans Commission says 12 more veterans have died at the Cameron home in the past ten days, bringing the total number of COVID deaths there to 22, since September 1. MVC spokesman Jamie Melchert tells Missourinet that […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Carroll County Health Department reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

The Carroll County Health Department has received confirmation of Carroll County’s first positive COVID-19 case. The health department reports the person is quarantined at home. No other information about the individual was released. The public is asked to continue to practice good hand washing and social distancing. As of Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the […]

Mayor Crooks Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

Trenton Mayor signs proclamation designating September “Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month”

Trenton Mayor Linda Crooks on Tuesday signed a proclamation designating September as Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month in the City of Trenton. September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 […]

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Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]