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COVID-19 Deaths in Missouri Surpass Grim Milestone: 7,000

Missouri continues to see declines in newly confirmed coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, but the death toll reached another sad milestone on Tuesday - topping 7,000.

The state health department cited 340 additional deaths.

All but two of those were the result of the Bureau of Vital Records’ weekly review of death certificates to include COVID-19-related deaths that were not previously reported by local health agencies.

Spokeswoman Lisa Cox said 11 of the deaths reported Tuesday occurred in November, 190 in December, 138 in January and one so far this month.

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