(KY3 / KSPR) – Health officials have reported nearly 7,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri on Sunday.
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services reported 6,997 confirmed cases and 274 deaths due to COVID-19 in the state.
Orders to stay at home throughout the state are expected to expire on May 4. Missouri Governor Mike Parson and other state leaders will likely introduce plans to reopen the state next week.
Some businesses near Louis has been permitted to reopen with applicable security measures. Local officials lifted restrictions intended to slow the spread of the corona virus in Franklin County, Missouri, which had met criteria set by the Metropolitan St. Pandemic Task Force. Louis to be reopened.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that the relaxation of the Franklin County order allows some facilities to reopen on Saturdays as long as they adhere to social distance guidelines.
These include golf courses, theaters, concert halls, gymnasiums, fitness studios, tanning salons, bowling rinks and ice rinks in Franklin County.