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Latest COVID-19 count in Missouri: at least 9 dead, 670 people test positive

A St. Louis County woman in her 80s is Missouri’s ninth coronavirus related death. County leaders announced the casualty on Thursday. Missouri has at least 670 people who have tested positive for the respiratory disease. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, some 7,000 people have been tested in […]

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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

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Two more coronavirus related deaths recorded in Missouri bring total to 8

Two more residents of an assisted-living center in southwest Missouri’s Springfield have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight. Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard says the victims lived at Morningside of Springfield East. The latest victims are a woman in her 70s and a woman in her […]

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Coronavirus Update: Missouri verifies 106 people test positive for coronavirus

On March 9, the state announced Missouri’s first likely case of the coronavirus. The latest information verified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services shows that 106 people have tested positive in the state for COVID-19. The most cases – 23 – currently originate in St. Louis County. Missouri has had three coronavirus […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]

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COVID-19: Virus claims the life of first individual in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has announced Missouri’s first death from the coronavirus. During a press conference outside his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Parson says the casualty involves someone from the Columbia area in mid-Missouri. The governor was joined at the press conference by Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and by MU Health Care chief clinical officer […]

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Missouri’s 13 casinos to temporarily close on order of Governor Parson

All bets are off at Missouri’s 13 casinos beginning at midnight tonight through March 30. Gov. Mike Parson has ordered the casinos to temporarily halt business to help battle the spread of the coronavirus. On Twitter today, Parson says he consulted with the chairman of the State Gaming Commission and the casinos before making the […]

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Fifth person tests positive in Missouri for COVID-19

An individual in southwest Missouri’s Greene County has tested positive today for COVID-19. In a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state says the case is travel-related. Springfield – Greene County Health Department staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department […]

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Governor Parson calls for limit on public gathering size, with some exceptions

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended no gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In a press release today, Gov. Mike Parson is calling for the cancellation or suspension of gatherings that exceed the size limit, except for daycares, businesses, K-12 schools, […]