State Confirms Nearly 1,400 More COVID-19 cases, No New Deaths
Missouri health officials say the state confirmed nearly 1,400 more cases of COVID-19 but no new deaths on Sunday.
The 1,392 newly confirmed cases brought the total COVID-19 cases in the state to 123,406. The state has confirmed 2,063 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began.
Despite the increasing cases, Missouri's first lady Teresa Parson, says she plans to host the Third Annual Parson Family Fall Festival Oct. 3 outside the Governor's Mansion. Teresa Parson and Gov. Mike Parson are both in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
A spokeswoman for the governor said the first lady's isolation is scheduled to end Monday.
The coronavirus pandemic is a top issue in the Missouri governor's race. The virus stalled Republican Gov. Mike Parson's campaign after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
A debate between him and Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway scheduled for Friday has been canceled.
Auditor Galloway says Parson hasn't done enough as governor to fight the virus. She says she would implement a statewide mask rule if elected. Parson has long opposed a statewide mask requirement and leaves decisions on school closings and mask mandates to local leaders.
Voters will weigh in on the candidates Nov. 3.