Missouri coronavirus cases top 1,000; Parson expects restrictions for months more

Governor Mike Parson said Monday that a state order barring gatherings of more than 10 people will not expire on April 6th, as previously announced. Parson says an extension of the social distancing rules will be announced before the end of this week.

“I think we’re still 60-90 days away from getting through this virus, and that’s kind of a best-case scenario,” Parson said Monday.

Missouri’s confirmed positive COVID-19 cases are up to 1,031 as of Monday afternoon’s update.

That’s 128 more than last count, and now thirteen patients have died statewide. Boone County has 60 positives, with one death. 20 have recovered. Cole County is reporting 24 cases. Stay at home orders there started Saturday evening.

Callaway County has 15 cases, and they’re not all William Woods University students anymore. The latest positive was announced on Tuesday. One of them exposed people at Mexico Middle School before that district stopped classes.

Cooper County on Monday confirmed its second COVID-19 case, and it’s not travel-related. Osage County announced its first two positives since Sunday.

(This story was last updated at 10:25 a.m. Tuesday.)



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