The number of COVID 19 cases remain high across the Show Me State, but the reality is the recovery numbers are almost identical.

      NEWS-10-08-2020 COVID NUMBERS 1 - 8th October 2020

Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, Governor Mike Parson indicated too often the total number of cases are the only thing being displayed by statewide media.

      NEWS-10-08-2020 COVID NUMBERS 2 - 8th October 2020

Parson says they look at all data before determining how the state is doing, which includes the number of recovered and the number of hospitalized patients.

Currently in the Lake area we have 407 active cases of COVID 19. Over 2,000 people have recovered from the virus and there have been 43 deaths across the 4-county region.

See more on local covid numbers here: LAKE COVID NUMBERS