ST. LOUIS – As of Monday, there were more than 1,300 hundred new cases announced between Missouri and Illinois. The latest figures from the Missouri Department of Health show that St. Louis County now has more than 1,000 coronavirus cases.
Missouri is now officially reporting more than 2,700 cases while research shows at least 52 deaths across the state. In Illinois, cases have surged past the 12,000 marks with deaths now topping 300.
The city of St. Louis now has 440 cases and two new deaths bringing the city total to 10. State figures show St. Louis County with 1,173 cases. 24 people have now died in St. Louis County after another new death was announced Monday.
Members of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force say the next two to three weeks could be difficult with a surge in cases as we approach the peak in the St. Louis region.
They tell us some 80,000 people could be infected in the St. Louis area by the end of April.