Older people have been far more likely to die worldwide from the coronavirus, and statistics from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services show that Missouri is no exception.
The health department cites 53 fatalities from the illness caused by the coronavirus. The toll rose by 14 Tuesday.
The department also cited 3,037 confirmed cases, up 315, or 11.6%, from Monday.
Twenty of the 53 Missouri residents who have died were age 80 or older, and 17 were in their 70s.
Authorities on Tuesday announced the first death of a state prison inmate from COVID-19, a man from the Kansas City area.