COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
UPDATE: The Chariton County Health Center reported four new COVID-19 cases Saturday.
There have been 501 cases in the county since the beginning of the pandemic.
On saturday 118 were active.
There have been seven deaths related to the virus.
ORIGINAL: The state health department's COVID-19 dashboard reported over 5,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday morning.
The addition brings the state total to 318,422 cases since the pandemic started.
59 new deaths were also added to the dashboard.
COVID-19 has been a factor in 4,181 deaths across the state.
Stay with ABC 17 News for more information on this developing story.