COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations on the decline in Missouri
January 27, 2021
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Experts in all corners of Missouri are seeing room for optimism in the fight against the coronavirus thanks to a decline in new cases, decreasing hospitalizations and other factors.
The state health department on Tuesday reported 1,079 new confirmed cases and 133 new deaths, though 103 of those deaths occurred previously but were unreported until the state's weekly examination of death certificates. Missouri has now cited 451,493 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6,686 deaths since the pandemic began last winter.
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