163 Missouri Nursing Homes have Positive Cases of Covid-19

(Jefferson City) Governor Mike Parson says 163 long-term care facilities in Missouri have reported coronavirus cases.

Some have already had mass testing on site.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued a new order requiring long-term care sites with a positive coronavirus case to test all residents and staff in these high-risk settings.

Parson said they will work with the 50 homes that have not completed facility-wide testing this week.

The state is working on a prioritization of these homes to ensure the facilities most in need can complete facility-wide testing.