AdventHealth Shawnee Mission says it has zero active COVID-19 patients

Health care workers at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam. Image via AdventHealth Kansas City's Twitter account.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam said Monday that it had zero COVID-19 patients in its entire facility.

Why it matters: It’s a major milestone for one of Johnson County’s biggest hospitals and another indicator that the impacts of the BA.2 subvariant on the local health care system may not be as severe as previous waves of the virus.