Missouri has second COVID-19 case as cancellations grow

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials say the state has a second case of the novel coronavirus.

Gov. Mike Parson announced that the patient is in the early 20s and had recently traveled to Austria. The patient submitted to a test on Thursday and was found to be positive for COVID-19. Parson said the patient is quarantined at home and is expected to recover. He said cases of patients with the virus are travel-related.

St. Louis meanwhile has joined Kansas City in banning all public events with more than 1,000 people in response to the coronavirus.

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