COVID-19 records: St. Louis hospitalizations, KC deaths
October 30, 2020
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The new surge of the coronavirus was evident in Missouri on Thursday, with record hospitalizations in St. Louis and Columbia, and the Kansas City metropolitan area experiencing its worst month ever for COVID-19 deaths.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force late Wednesday reported 72 hospital admissions in one day, the most since tracking began in April. While new admissions dropped to 52 on Thursday, the task force said the seven-day average of total hospitalizations rose to 379 from 371.
Admissions at St. Louis-area hospitals have risen dramatically over the...