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St. Joseph Health Department reports fourth death in a week due to COVID-19

This is the second day in a row Buchanan County has reported a death and the fourth this week.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 6:29 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The City of St Joseph Health Department reported on Wednesday that a man who was in his 40s passed away due to COVID-19. Health officials said he had underlying health conditions.

This is the second day in a row Buchanan County has reported a death and the fourth this week.

The county has now had 24 people die due to COVID-19.

There were also 54 new cases reported in Buchanan County on Wednesday, bringing the overall total to 2,160. Currently, 37 patients are hospitalized.

Also on Wednesday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,580 new cases and 83 additional deaths.

There have now been 116,946 positive cases of COVID-19 and 1,947 deaths in the state.

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A strong cold front has made its way into northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas bringing much cooler air and a lot of clouds across the area. Friday night and Saturday the cold air will continue to be in place with daytime highs only reaching into the 40's. As the weekend continues we will see increasing chances for rain and maybe some snow. A cold start to the beginning of next week with highs only in the 30's and 40's.
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