Missouri, Illinois set records for daily COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations – STLtoday.com

ST. LOUIS– New day-to-day COVID-19 infections in Missouri and Illinois continued to skyrocket to record levels Friday.
Missouri reported a record day-to-day boost in COVID-19 infections of 3,931 brand-new cases and a record 1,834 individuals hospitalized with the illness in a single day..
Missouri also reported 25 COVID-19 deaths on Friday, bringing the states death toll from the virus to 3,131. At least 200,507 individuals in Missouri have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic..
The rolling seven-day average of brand-new infections in Missouri also reached a record 2,697 cases a week as of Friday..
In Illinois, new cases of COVID-19 hit a record high of 10,376, bringing the states overall COVID-19 cases given that the start of the pandemic to 465,540..
The state reported 49 deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the states death toll to 10,079..
Missouri had actually reported 2 day-to-day increases in October that were higher than the record set Thursday, but both of those overalls fell on either side of a multi-day gap when the state paused its data reporting in the middle of issues about mistakes..