Understanding, Measuring, and Controlling COVID-19 Spread in Missouri

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by Abigail R. Barker PhD, Leah M. Kemper MPH, and Karen E. Joynt Maddox MD MPH | May 2020

This document is designed to help readers understand the numbers of COVID-19 infections and spread in Missouri. This includes which numbers we need to review in order to determine if the spread of the virus has decreased (even though the overall case count continues to increase.) The data also helps to determine if the virus spread has diminished enough to meet guidelines issued by the federal and state governments for reopening various portions of the economy.