New tribute to victims killed by COVID-19 now stands in Kansas City, Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — COVID-19 has killed thousands of people across the metro, including nearly 300 people in Wyandotte County.

The Unified Government is remembering each life lost in a new memorial outside Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas.

It includes a banner and 273 teal flags. Each flag represents one person who lost a battle with the virus.

The Unified Government also lights its buildings nightly in blue to honor the people it considers COVID Heroes.

The Mid America Regional Council reports a total 2,375 deaths from COVID-19 across the metro in more than a year since the pandemic started.

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