7,000-Plus Missouri College Students Got COVID

As colleges and universities return for in-person classes, all eyes have been on whether communal learning will lead to COVID-19 outbreaks. The answer is clear in at least one state. "More than 7,000 college-age people in Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus since classes resumed in mid-August, fueling spikes in confirmed cases in the state's college towns," said Gov. Mike Parson, reports the AP. "Recent single-day positive test rates in some college towns have been as high as 45% for people in the 18-24 age group, Parson said. That's more than eight times the national positivity rate of 5.5% for people of all ages…."

"Parson said none of the college-age students have become seriously ill," continued the AP, "but he warned that they can spread the disease to more vulnerable people such as the elderly." Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.

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