Friday COVID-19 coverage: State clarifies the high number of deaths

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Friday COVID-19 coverage: State clarifies the high number of deaths

As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

Layered bar/line charts with the daily change in newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in each county and a 14-day rolling average of the changes in new cases is available here.

Previous coverage:

Updates for Friday, Oct. 9 will become available below.

10:30 a.m.: MU announces a virtual fall graduation

The University of Missouri’s planned in-person commencement ceremony for  December 2020 graduates is cancelled, according to the MU Office of the Provost. 

The university said it will hold an in-person commencement in the future, but given the current COVID-19 conditions, it can’t be held this semester. The Provost Office said, however, that a date cannot be set.

“This is a difficult message for our students and families to receive. They serve to be celebrated and have earned their status as a successful graduate, completing their studies under extraordinarily challenging circumstances,” Latha Ramchand, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs said. “We’ll look forward to the moment when we can finally gather in-person to honor their achievements.”

A virtual ceremony will be held this semester in replacement of the in-person celebration. 

7 a.m.: Missouri adds 2,008 cases to daily counts

Missouri added 2,008 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday along with 136 new deaths. The state health department reported these numbers on the Missouri COVID-19 dashboard.

Missouri has now seen 139,164 COVID-19 cases and 2,395 deaths related to COVID-19.

Friday’s number update also showed over 2 million COVID-19 tests have been administered in the state.

UPDATE: The state also clarified the high increase of deaths. According to Missouri Health and Senior Services, the state performs an analysis weekly on death certificates. Most of the deaths reported Friday actually occurred in September. 

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