During his daily Facebook Live press conference, the Governor announced Friday that Missouri now has 670 confirmed cases of coronavirus, but he indicated he would not issue a statewide stay at home order at this time to allow local communities to assess their situations and order them as they see fit. Missouri has conducted more than 6,000 tests statewide, and eight percent of those tested are testing positive (consistent with national data). Around 1000 - 1,500 tests are administered each day. Current testing, he said this week, indicates that 20 to 30-year-old citizens are the ones testing positive, and he asked younger people to keep this information in mind to avoid social interaction as much as possible, so that they don't spread the virus to those more vulnerable. "Social distancing is the most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of coronavirus," he said. "Stay at home as much as possible."
March 30, 2020 - 12:24pm