The Laclede County Health Department has released the first COVID report of the new year. Over the last ten days, the county has averaged 25 new cases each day. Here are the latest numbers in Laclede County………..

Around one in every three tests being conducted in the state of Missouri is coming back as positive for COVID. Many hospitals across the state are reporting that their Intensive Care units are at, or near capacity, with a large majority of those patients unvaccinated against COVID. The state of Missouri reported over 7-thousand new cases on Monday, and is about to cross 900-thousand cumulative cases since the beginning of the pandemic. 13,318 Missourians have died from COVID, an average of 635 each month of the pandemic.