Missouri health officials say the state is ready and well-supplied to deal with the spread of coronavirus.Dr. Randall Williams is the director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. He says residents should take all necessary precautions, specifically those over the age of 65, as the CDC has expanded criteria for testing requirements to include those above 65 with symptoms.

The state has the supplies available to test close to 1000 people and enough hospital space to treat 3000 COVID-19 patients. Williams says the state has tested about 40 people with only one quote “presumptive positive.” As of right now, Williams says 81 percent of people infected with coronavirus will only have mild symptoms.