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State Issues Covid Hotspot Advisory for Seven Northwest Missouri Counties

A sign indicating a COVID-19 testing site is displayed inside a parking garage in West Nyack, N.Y., Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. The site was only open to students and staff of Rockland County schools in an effort to test enough people to keep the schools open for in-person learning. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Missourinet) The state Department of Health and Senior Services has issued a COVID-19 hotspot advisory for seven northwest Missouri counties. Marshall Griffin reports.

Missouri says cases are rising in the areas of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Gentry, Harrison, Holt and Nodaway counties. The department says the increases could be regional trend because of elevated cases in neighboring Iowa and Nebraska. Buchanan leads in the number of cases in the advisory – with 303 people testing positive. Nodaway follows with 156 cases.

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