Kansas rehab site where 25 have died of virus gets inspected


MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Inspections are underway at a Kansas City, Kansas, rehabilitation facility where 25 people have died of COVID-19 and another 91 have contracted the disease.

The deaths at Riverbend Post Acute Rehabilitation account for nearly a quarter of Kansas’ 110 deaths from the COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus.

Riverbend provides short-term rehabilitation for people recovering from medical issues as well as long-term care.

Even with the continued rise in both coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related deaths, pressure from the Republican-controlled Legislature continues to mount on Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to outline a plan for a phased reopening of the state’s economy. 

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