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Democratic leader dies as Missouri coronavirus cases top 900

A Democratic Party leader in western Missouri died Sunday after contracting COVID-19 as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state exceeded 900 and the death toll reached 12. The death of William “Al” Grimes, the Henry County Democratic ...

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Missouri records 9th virus death; another nursing home hit

A statue of a Sioux Indian scout wears a face mask as it stands on a bluff overlooking Kansas City pm Thursday. AP Photo by Charlie Riedel

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 ...

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Missouri reports more than 350 confirmed coronavirus cases

Missouri health officials said the state now has confirmed 356 cases of the coronavirus, an increase of 101 since Tuesday, as Gov. Mike Parson announced more steps to help the fight the spread of the virus. The youngest of the ...

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2 more residents of Springfield assisted-living center die

Two more residents of a southwest Missouri assisted-living center have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight. The deaths of the two women, one in her 70s and one in her 90s, were ...

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Number of Missouri coronavirus cases tops 250, with 8 deaths

The number of positive coronavirus cases in Missouri has increased to more than 250 and state health officials said the rise is due partly to better access to testing. Eight deaths from the virus have been reported, including three women ...

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On eve of COVID-19 funeral ban, 10 bid goodbye to father

His funeral, held at any other time, would have drawn 1,000, or 1,500 people, maybe more. That’s how beloved and well known Albert “Tic Toc” Tinoco and his large family have been in Kansas City’s Hispanic community. When Tinoco’s wife, ...

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Missouri sees 1st coronavirus death; local elections delayed

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, left, and Columbia Mayor Brian Treece emerge from the governor's office in the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, on Wednesday. Parson announced that Missouri's first death from the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease occurred Wednesday. AP Photo by David A. Lieb

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday announced the first coronavirus death in the state happened in Boone County, without providing further details. Columbia Mayor Brian Treece said the case was travel-related and the individual is the same person who tested ...

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