Democratic Leader Dies As Missouri COVID-19 Cases Top 900 | KBIA

Democratic Leader Dies As Missouri COVID-19 Cases Top 900

Mar 30, 2020

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A Democratic Party leader in western Missouri has died after contracting COVID-19. 

The death of Willam “Al” Grimes, the Henry County Democratic Party chairman, was announced Sunday in a tweet from state Chairwoman Jean Peters Baker. 

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the state has risen to 12 and the total confirmed cases has now exceeded 900, but health officials were hoping that a brief slowdown in its spread would continue Monday.

The number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Missouri rose by 65 on Sunday to 903, but the 8% jump was smaller than the average 45% daily increase during the previous week.