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FOX4: KC hospitals overwhelmed with COVID patients
As COVID cases rise across the KC area, more patients are filling hospital beds. FOX4 talked to Dr. Marc Larsen about how Saint Luke's is dealing with the high volume of patients.
CBS Evening News: U.S. surpasses 8 million coronavirus cases
The United States has now seen more than 8 million coronavirus cases, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
ABC News: Kansas City hospitals overwhelmed, some forced to divert ambulances as COVID-19 cases jump
Dr. Marc Larsen, operations director of Saint Luke's COVID-19 response team, talks to ABC News about the rise in cases and what that might mean for flu season if numbers stay this high. 
Iola Register: Under pressure: Focus on health
Allen County Regional Hospital is taking several measures to help the community take control of high blood pressure--one of the most neglected yet preventable health conditions.
Iola Register: Maternity service ended because of risk, ACRH administrator says
Saint Luke's announced earlier this month Allen County Regional Hospital will be ending its maternity service in November. The Iola Register talked to the ACRH administrator about the reason for the decision.
Associated Press: Hospitalizations at new high, positivity rate up in Missouri
The number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus in Missouri reached a record high Thursday. AP News talked to Dr. Marc Larsen about how Saint Luke's rural hospitals are seeing surges just as much as the metropolitan hospitals.
KMBC: Push is on for people to get flu shots as pandemic continues
As COVID hospitalizations continue to rise across the KC area, KMBC talked to Dr. Marc Larsen about why the flu shot and testing are even more important this flu season.
Kansas City Star: KC hospitals ‘bursting at the seams’ with record numbers of COVID-19 patients
As Saint Luke's sees record high COVID cases, the Kansas City Star talked to Dr. Marc Larsen about why it's more crucial than ever the Kansas City area takes the COVID pandemic seriously.
KSHB: COVID-19 infects rural communities, former teacher shares experience battling virus

Connie Olmstead lives in Trenton, Missouri and tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 2, after being exposed to the virus through her husband.