Audio: Missouri ranks third for most coronavirus cases in last seven days

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Another national ranking is out about Missouri’s coronavirus case count. Alisa Nelson reports.

 

 

The New York Times’ nationwide coronavirus tracker ranks Missouri third among all states for the most COVID-19 cases per 100-thousand residents in the last seven days. Four Missouri counties with a population of more than 10-thousand are in the top 12 for most new cases in America — Linn, and Livingston counties in northern Missouri and Webster and Taney counties in southwest Missouri.

The state is experiencing a rise in the number of cases tied to the highly contagious Delta version of the virus – causing more serious illness and hospitalizations among unvaccinated people.