Several Mid-Missouri counties remains in the red zone for new COVID-19 infections, according to a newly released White House report.
The document looks at cases reported last week, and shows Missouri as a whole remains in the red zone, with 159 cases per one hundred thousand people.
Missouri’s case rate of 9,768 is the 15th highest in the country according to the report.
The report places Jefferson City, Moberly, Marshall and Mexico among the cities with high rates of new infections.
Counties in the red zone include Cole, Camden, Callaway, Randolph, Saline, Osage Audrain, Maries and Morgan.
The report says efforts to slow the virus such as wearing masks should increase in Missouri to lower the level of coronavirus spread.