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Audio: 65% of Missourians 65 and older have received at least their first coronavirus vaccination

About 65-percent of Missourians 65 and older have been given at least their first coronavirus vaccination. During a Missouri House committee hearing, Robert Knodell, the governor’s deputy chief of staff, confirmed the figure. He says the state is going to reach a point when supply is not a challenge.     Governor Parson says Missouri’s […]

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Missouri Attorney General files suit against Treasury Department over provision in American Rescue Plan concerning state tax cuts

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of the Treasury and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over the interpretation of a mandate in the American Rescue Plan Act that would force states to choose between accepting COVID-19 relief funds or exercising their sovereignty over state tax policy. “As a […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers almost 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department reports it has been part of administering 2,672 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since the first week of February. Those doses of the vaccine included more for Smithfield employees on March 25th. Phase 2 will open Monday and includes library staff, higher education, and the homeless. Phase 3 will open vaccines […]

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Audio: Human remains believed to be Mengqi Ji discovered in Missouri’s Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

Human remains believed to be those of a missing Columbia woman have been found in a mid-Missouri state park.      Columbia resident Mengqi Ji has been missing since October 2019, and authorities have searched a river near Boonville for her remains several times. During a Thursday evening press conference, Columbia Police announced that a […]

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Putnam County Health Department notes slight uptick in COVID-19 cases; Harrison County reports COVID-related death

The Harrison County COVID-19 Dashboard shows another death related to COVID-19, which brings the total to 18. Active cases went down by one to three as of March 23rd. There had been 1,012 total cases, and 858 had been confirmed. The dashboard indicates no COVID-19 cases had been reported in the last 14 days for […]

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Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID vaccine to 90 residents at clinic on Tuesday

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 90 residents with their primary dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 23rd. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, and 3 descriptions. The health department received the Pfizer shipment on March […]

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Active cases of COVID-19 drop by 18 in Daviess County, 30 doses of vaccine available

Active COVID-19 cases have dropped by 18 in Daviess County since February 25th, which brings the total to six. The health department thanks residents for doing their part to slow the spread of the virus. Three cases were added for 669. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Daviess County. The health department has about […]

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Missouri adds county-level antigen test data to online public health dashboard

On its online public health dashboard, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began posting county-level data showing “probable” COVID-19 cases detected by antigen testing. Last fall, DHSS began reporting statewide numbers of reported negative and positive antigen tests.  DHSS will follow the guidance of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) […]