There are many aspects of the pandemic going on daily, in every city around the world. Sometimes people don’t know where to turn for information, and that can be unsettling for many. The St. Louis Area is no different, where some people want their local information first. Here is where you can receive updates on coronavirus in St. Louis area
Count of known COVID-19 cases
Numbers updated at 11:30 a.m. April 17
Missouri: 152 deaths, 5,111 known cases. At least 131 people in the St. Louis region with COVID-19 have died. Local officials report 2,054 cases in St. Louis County and 743 in St. Louis. There were 426 reported cases in St. Charles County.
Illinois: 1,072 deaths, 25,733 confirmed cases. Cases include 239 in St. Clair County, 151 in Madison County and 50 in Monroe County, according to local health departments.
National: At least 679,374 people across the country have tested positive for COVID-19, according to John Hopkins University. At least 34,180 patients with the virus have died.
Worldwide: There have been 2,078,605 cases worldwide, and 139,515 confirmed deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
CLAYTON — St. Louis County Executive Sam Page announced Thursday he will extend the countywide stay-at-home order indefinitely. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson also said she would be extending the order in the city.
“Our stay-at-home order will be extended for now and I will revisit it in mid-May,” he tweeted. “We have made progress, but now is not the time to weaken the social distancing policies that are working.”
Both Page and Krewson have said several times this week to expect the stay-at-orders to be extended.
A statewide stay-at-home order by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, which came nearly two weeks after most St. Louis-area jurisdictions had put their own in place, expires April 24. Illinois’ stay-at-home order expires April 30.
St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann issued his own emergency order on March 23 that is in effect until further notice. Unlike his counterparts in the city and county, he declined to list “essential businesses” that could remain open.