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Missouri reports big increases in coronavirus cases, deaths


O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's health department on Friday cited 31 additional coronavirus deaths, among the highest one-day increases reported since the pandemic began.

The website for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services showed 738 deaths, up from 707 on Thursday. The website also showed an increase of 122 new cases, bringing the total to 12,795.

Republican Gov. Mike Parson allowed the state to reopen May 5, though still requiring 6-foot social distancing and, for many businesses and organizations, capacity limits indoors. On Thursday, he announced that the second phas...

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