Of states without a stay-at-home order, Missouri ranks first in number of coronavirus cases (updated)

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States reporting COVID-19 // Screengrab from the Centers for Disease Control

4/3 Update: we went from 1,581 cases yesterday to more than 2,100 today. At 5pm, Parson finally issued a stay-at-home order. 

While Kansas City and St. Louis have citywide stay-at-home orders, our governor refuses to enact a statewide order, deferring to the Trump administration. Who also refuses to request nationwide stay-at-home implementation from all states, despite the insistence of their own top medical advisors.

We’re joined by 10 other states who have yet to put in a statewide order. According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Missouri is at the very top of the list for most confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Screengrab from the Centers for Disease Control

Missouri is tracking 1,581 cases (as of Thursday the 2nd), which outpaces the second-place state, South Carolina, by around 300.

Missouri is the #1 state for novel coronavirus cases that are not being deterred, in the #1 country in the world for current cases. We’re #1.

Here’s hoping that Mike Parson wakes up, before taking us down with him.

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