Sunday COVID-19 Coverage: UK Prime Minister hospitalized with virus
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3:55 p.m.: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with virus
Boris Johnson was admitted to the hospital for tests on Sunday afternoon.
The UK Prime Minister was diagnosed with the coronavirus more than a week ago, and still showcases symptoms.
He will still remain in charge of the government, as Johnson's office calls this a "precautionary step."
2:00 p.m.: Confirmed case count continues to increase
According to the DHSS, there are 2,367 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri.
Two more people have died related to the virus. The DHSS reports 34 deaths.
1:10 p.m.: Maries County Health Department warns of potential grocery store exposure
On Friday, someone who went on to test positive for COVID-19 shopped at the Red Barn I-44 Surplus Discount Grocery store between 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
People who were at the grocery store during that time window are "at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms," the Phelps/Maries County health department said.
In Case You Missed It: Gov. Parson calls on retired medical staff, others to help fight virus
The state is asking health care students, retired health care workers or those whose professional registration recently expired to apply online for the team.
Individuals are needed with background in medicine, nursing, allied health, dentistry, biomedicine, laboratory science, logistics and communications.
Medical personnel from the team have already deployed to Golden Valley Hospital in Clinton and Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg.
Here's the full story.
9:15 a.m.: Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday without the public
Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public, since the traditional ceremony in St. Peter's Square was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here's the full story.