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Missouri COVID-19 deaths jump

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The number of COVID-19 deaths in Missouri jumped by 26 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Boone County health officials only recorded one additional case.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 314 deaths and 7,303 cases, an increase of about 130.

This Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services graphic shows the number of COVID-19 cases reported daily through Monday.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Missouri was 7,171 on Monday with 288 deaths. The Missouri Hospital Association reported 655 Missourians were hospitalized Monday with COVID-19. The numbers have not been updated to reflect Tuesday totals.

The 26 new deaths were one of the highest totals reported since the COVID-19 pandemic began. It is the second-largest single-day increase. The biggest was 44 on Friday, which state officials chalked up to cases that had not been reported previously but should have.

St. Louis County continues to lead the state in overall cases and deaths, with nearly 3,000 cases and 159 deaths. Boone, Cole and Callaway counties continue to report one death.

Boone County health officials reported 93 cases on Tuesday, up from 92 the day before. It was the first new case reported in the county in five days. Of those cases, 89 people have recovered and only three are active.

Missouri has seen a leveling off over the past several days of its rolling seven-day average of new cases, according to the Missouri Hospital Association report.

Watch a replay of Gov. Mike Parson's daily briefing below.

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