KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri has recorded its ninth coronavirus death as the outbreak continues to spread, hitting nursing homes particularly hard.
St. Louis County officials said Thursday that the latest victim is a woman in her 80s with chronic medical conditions.
The announcement came after Missouri health officials said the state had 502 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up from 356 on Wednesday.
Officials didn’t say whether the latest victim lived in a nursing home, but such facilities have struggled. Sean Buckley, executive director of the Life Care Center in St. Louis, said in a written statement that four residents are hospitalized and two employees were directed to stay at home.