Statewide confirmed cases of COVID-19 take another big leap.
Missouri officials say the number is up to 1,834 as of Thursday, rising by more than 250 from Wednesday’s count. There have been 19 deaths so far.
Three more confirmed positives in Boone County brings its count up to 69. Of those cases, 30 have recovered and one has died.
One more positive case apiece for Cole and Callaway Counties. Cole now has 26 and Callaway has 18. Both counties have seen six recoveries.
Randolph County health officials said Thursday four members of the same family now have COVID-19. Six people in the county tested positive overall.
At Thursday’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson reiterated that he is not ready to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. However, he said he will review the situation once a current social distancing order expires. The governor issued that order on March 23 and will expire on Monday.
(This story was last updated at 5:49 a.m. Friday.)