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Parson: Hospitalizations down sharply in most areas of state

Coronavirus hospitalizations across Missouri are down significantly since peaking in early April, a key parameter in allowing the state to reopen, Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday. The Republican governor has outlined several metrics that he considers important in his decision ...

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Missouri moving to quickly test workers at packing plants

Missouri health officials are hoping that a new testing strategy will help quickly identify people infected with the coronavirus at meatpacking and food plants throughout the state. Outbreaks of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have occurred at several ...

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22 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Missouri prison

Nearly two dozen inmates at a prison in southeast Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus, the first outbreak of the illness inside a correctional facility in the state. Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann said late Thursday that ...

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Protests against stay-at-home orders held in Kansas City

Protesters wanting the lifting of stay-at-home orders gather near the Country Club Plaza shopping area in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday. AP Photo by Orlin Wagner

A growing protest movement against stay-at-home orders designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus reached Kansas City on Monday, with between 75 and 100 people attending a rally to demand the orders be lifted. The event, near the city’s ...

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Nurses’ program shortened as Missouri coronavirus cases rise

A four-state hospital system and Saint Louis University are trying to make it easier for retired nurses to return to caring for patients during the coronavirus pandemic as the number of confirmed cases and COVID-19-related deaths continue to rise in ...

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Doctors call for more emergency ventilators amid coronavirus

In late March, amid growing uncertainty about the coronavirus spreading, doctors at Barnes-Jewish Hospital were concerned about the possibility of running out of ventilators, machines that force enriched air into the lungs so people can breathe. Grim stories were coming ...

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Kansas, Missouri manufacturers face hurdles amid coronavirus

When Mark Hess saw reports last month about a shortage of ventilators looming because of the COVID-19 pandemic, he went to a museum in Great Bend, Kansas, to check out its 1950s model of an iron lung, the mechanical respirator ...

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