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Missouri Reports More Than 1,500 New Virus Cases, 1 Death

Missouri’s health department reported more than 1,500 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, as the number of infections since the pandemic began nears 80,000. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’s online dashboard showed 1,512 new cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. That followed the Wednesday report with 1,449 new cases. Both are among the highest single-day numbers since the state began keeping track in March. Missouri also reported one additional death, bringing the total to 1,450. The total number of infections statewide is 79,574.

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