The number of COVID cases in Laclede County is continuing to grow at an unprecedented rate. The Laclede County Health Department released their latest report on Friday, which shows the number of lives the virus has claimed has also grown. Regional Radio’s, Bruce Wayne, has the details from Friday’s report

There are over sixty school districts in Missouri that are currently closed due to illness. The state of Missouri is quickly approaching one million cumulative cases since the beginning of the pandemic. If the current trend continues, the state will cross that threshold next week. 13,535 Missourians have died from COVID.