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.