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Parson issues statewide stay-at-home order to curb virus


COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Friday, meaning Missouri has joined about 40 other states already requiring residents to avoid going out except for essential purposes.

The Republican governor's order came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri reached 2,113, up 279, or 15%, from Thursday. The number of infections has increased more than eight-fold in the past 10 days. Nineteen people have died of COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

The majority of Missouri residents were already living under stay-at-home orders issued...

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