Mike Parson
Mike Parson

Gov. Parson updates on state hospital availability

Gov. Mike Parson says Missouri’s hospitals are not overwhelmed despite a spike in patients being admitted for COVID-19.

“Of Missouri’s 22,000 total hospital beds, 49 percent – nearly half – are still available,” said Parson.

As of Friday morning, the state’s dashboard reports 1,490 COVID-19 patients are in Missouri hospitals. The state is averaging 1,841 daily coronavirus cases over the last seven days, one of the highest rates during the pandemic.

(This story was last updated at 6:25 a.m. Friday.)

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