Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Missouri
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Missouri
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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What is novel coronavirus?
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus strain that was first detected in December 2019 and as of March 12 has been detected in many locations internationally and in all 50 states in the U.S. The virus, while having mild effects in most people, can cause severe illness and pneumonia in others such as the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions.
How does COVID-19 spread?
Health experts are still learning the details about how COVID-19 spreads from person to person. The most recent evidence points to infected people coughing and sneezing within six feet of a noninfected person. Other methods of transmission may include:
• close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
• touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes
• in rare cases, contact with feces How severe is COVID-19? Upwards of 80% of those infected recover after mild symptoms. Others, especially the elderly and those with serious chronic medical conditions, may experience more severe symptoms including pneumonia that requires hospitalization, and sometimes death.
Watch for symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses).
- Shortness of breath
Why are we seeing a rise in cases?
The number of cases of COVID-19 being reported in the United States is rising due to increased laboratory testing and reporting across the country. The growing number of cases in part reflects the rapid spread of COVID-19 as many U.S. states and territories experience community spread. More detailed and accurate data will allow us to better understand and track the size and scope of the outbreak and strengthen prevention and response efforts.
These approaches are used to minimize morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 as well as to minimize the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. Individuals, communities, businesses, and healthcare organizations are all part of a community mitigation strategy.
The focus is on protecting the health care system with expected rise in cases by slowing the spread within the community and focused on protecting the vulnerable members of the community.
Coronavirus in Missouri News:
- January 21, 2021Mahomes is close, Mizzou’s Morse returns to KC and more Chiefs playoff coverage (PODCAST)
Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the Bill Pollock Show podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Sound Cloud and Facebook I took the best hot takes from the Chiefs and weaved it into a nice sto …
- January 21, 2021UK variation of COVID-19 not detected in Missouri – yet
A highly contagious version of COVID-19 has made its way to the United States from the UK. During a Capitol press conference Wednesday, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. R …
- January 21, 2021Steps Patrick Mahomes must take to return in time for AFC Championship game
Reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes left Sunday’s game in the third quarter after suffering a concussion on a running play in the Chiefs 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. After being help …
- January 21, 2021New $42 million hospital opens Friday in southern Missouri; rural residents urged to support local hospitals (AUDIO)
A ceremony is scheduled for Friday evening in southwest Missouri’s Monett for a new state-of-the-art $42 million hospital. Monett, which has about 9,000 residents, is located between Joplin and …
- January 21, 2021Mahomes takes next step towards playing in AFC title game
>>Mahomes Practices, But Remains In Concussion Protocol (Kansas City, MO) — Patrick Mahomes returned to practice as a limited participant. The Chiefs quarterback still must clear concuss …