Laclede County still has a record number of active COVID cases, with just one week left to go before the Christmas holiday. Health Department Administrator, Charla Baker, has urged residents to postpone any Christmas gatherings. Regional Radio’s, Bruce Wayne, has details on cases that were reported on Thursday…………..

Missouri reported 3,569 new cases on Thursday, for a total of 353-thousand. 35 new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of dead to 4,834. Missouri is on pace to cross 5,000 dead before the end of the year. Missouri has averaged 556 deaths per month every month since the pandemic began.