Thursday COVID-19 Coverage: MU reports 24 new student cases, 70 total active cases

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Thursday COVID-19 Coverage: MU reports 24 new student cases, 70 total active cases

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 are available here.

Previous coverage:

Updates for Thursday, Oct. 15 will become available below.

2:00 p.m.: MU reports 24 new student cases, 70 total active cases

The University of Missouri has reported 24 new student COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with 70 total active cases. MU also reported 1,691 COVID-19 recoveries.

10:30 a.m.: MU begins Campus Clear monitoring

Campus Clear is an app for mobile devices that monitors your health.

Students, staff and faculty will be required to document their health on the app daily.

The university will begin checking the app at monitoring stations in Ellis Library and MizzouRec starting Monday, Oct. 19. 

The university plans to add additional screening locations in the next few weeks. 

In a press release from the university, faculty have been encouraged to remind students to document their health condition in the app.  

As of Oct. 14, the university has 70 active student cases. 

9:15 a.m. Missouri breaks record for COVID-19 hospitalizations

Missouri added a record breaking number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, Thursday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported a total of 1,433 hospitalizations, more than any other point during the pandemic.

The DHSS also reported 1,875 new cases in the last 24 hours, bring the total number of cases to date to 150,554.

The department also reported 22 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours. This brings the total deaths to 2,442.

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