(AP)–Missouri reported an increase of more than 1,500 confirmed coronavirus cases. The state health department says Thursday that Missouri had 1,505 new cases and 23 more deaths. That brings the statewide totals to 37,156 cases and 2,259 deaths.
State health data shows 1,344 Missourians were hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on Wednesday. The seven-day average for hospitalizations was 1,204, also a new high since the start of the pandemic.