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The coronavirus reached a new milestone Monday in Missouri when the statewide total of cases surged past 1,000 with the report of an additional 128 cases of infection.
In all, there are now 1,031 confirmed infections of the virus that emerged late last year and causes the disease known as COVID-19.
Missouri has had 13 deaths related to COVID-19, according to the official report.
Greene County was reporting 46 cases of coronavirus as of Monday morning. Fourteen of those people required hospitalization, and four who were residents of an assisted living facility have died.
There are confirmed cases in 66 of the state’s 117 local health jurisdictions reporting to the state. The worst outbreaks continued to be in the state’s largest counties, with St. Louis County reporting 366 confirmed infections and another 91 in the city of St. Louis.
Kansas City had 100 cases, with another 56 in areas of Jackson County outside Kansas City. St. Charles County had 56 known infections and 43 were reported for Greene County.
The county has been under a stay-at-home order since Wednesday, the day after the first case of community transmission was discovered. The Columbia-Boone County Health Department page also now shows that 20 people who were infected with the virus have recovered.
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