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Missouri Officials Struggle To Keep Up With Vaccine Demand

Officials say more than 172,000 people in St. Louis County have registered for the COVID-19 vaccine, but the the local health department so far has only received 975 doses.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the county expects more doses to arrive Tuesday but the number it will receive was unclear. A new phase of vaccinations began Monday in Missouri that allows older people and those with certain pre-existing conditions to be vaccinated. Missouri health officials on Monday reported at least 11,983 COVID-19 cases in the past week.

That’s about 1,712 newly reported cases per day. At least 6,256 deaths in Missouri have been attributed to the virus.

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