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Coronavirus Deaths in Missouri Top 4,000 As Hospitals Worry About Capacity for Rising Number of Patients
COVID-19-related deaths in Missouri hit 4,006 in updated data released by the state Tuesday, as officials on both sides of the state line worried that hospitals in rural and metropolitan areas were reaching capacity. In Missouri, 19,716 new cases, including 60 deaths, were reported in the last seven days, according to a public health dashboard run by the state.