O’FALLON, Mo. (AP) – The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri jumped by more than 400 Friday, the biggest one-day increase since the first case was reported last month.
Sixteen more people have died. Data from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows 418 newly confirmed cases, bringing the total to 5,560.
The number of deaths rose to 170, up from 154 on Thursday.
The latest figures come a day after Gov. Mike Parson extended his statewide stay-at-home order through May 3.
In just the past week, the number of deaths in Missouri has increased by 78, and 1,936 new cases have been confirmed.