The pace of COVID-19 cases in the Kansas City metro area is a runaway train, nearing 75,000 (by our count) at the end of last week.

"As cases continue to rise, our best chance of being able to do the things that we want to do and do them safely really requires us to be cautious," Dr. Sarah Boyd with Saint Luke's North Hospital dealing with infectious diseases said.

"Some people take it as a joke. It's not a joke, people are dying. And it just cost us a lot of hardships," Gena Ross, a COVID-19 survivor told 41 Action News.

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