KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri passed a bleak milestone Wednesday in passing the 200,000-mark of COVID-19 cases.
A 41 Action News data analysis shows that local and state health departments combined Wednesday to add more than 3,328 new COVID-19 cases to the state’s total, which now stands at 202,875. The number of new cases reported Wednesday sets a new high-water mark for the single-day reporting of new cases, which was previously set on Tuesday. It’s the fourth time in the last seven days the state has set a daily record.
The state added 44 new COVID-19 related deaths to its total, which now stands at 3,242.
On the Kansas side, local and state health departments combined to add 2,772 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing the state’s total to 93,331. Local and state health departments added 36 new COVID-19 deaths to the state’s total of 1,087.
In the Kansas City metro area, local and state health departments added 1,173 new COVID-19 cases, giving the metro a total of 62,157. Sixteen additional deaths were added to the metro’s total, which now stands at 881.