Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: DHSS encourages social distancing for holiday celebrations
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community.
You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases county by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county.
Updates for Saturday, July 4 will be posted below:
2:00 p.m.: 385 new confirmed cases in Missouri
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed an additional 385 new cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 23,215.
In a tweet Saturday afternoon, the department also reported one additional death, which brings the total to 1,027.
COVID-19 update for July 4: 5.5% Positive of all patients tested by PCR. 3.5% Positive of all patients tested by Serology. 23,215 positive patients. 1,027 Missourians lost to COVID-19.— Mo Health & Sr Srvcs (@HealthyLivingMo) July 4, 2020
To learn more, visit https://t.co/V6es2EUkO0.#COVID19 | #ShowMeStrong pic.twitter.com/eHUlleAdT3
10:30 a.m.: DHSS encourages social distancing for holiday weekend
In a tweet from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Saturday morning, the department encouraged people to celebrate the Fourth of July safely.
Reminders for a safe holiday weekend:— Mo Health & Sr Srvcs (@HealthyLivingMo) July 4, 2020
1) Social distance when possible. Wear a mask when not possible.
2) Practice firework safety.
3) Follow safe food handling and preparation recommendations.
4) Be aware of how you and those around you are reacting to the heat. pic.twitter.com/9EFLJV9pRo
The reminders extend to safety in food handling as well as the continued encouragement to wear a face mask when around others.