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Senator Roy Blunt says there’s no need to panic following the announcement of the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Missouri.  A St. Louis woman in her 20’s recently visited Italy and returned home with symptoms of the illness.  DHHS says she went through the proper quarantine procedure. A press release from the Governor’s office stated the following:

“This case is travel-related. The Missouri person, a female in her twenties from St. Louis County, recently traveled to Italy. She is now in isolation at home with family members who have also been in isolation. Local health department officials are identifying close contacts to monitor symptoms and contain spread.”

Blunt says the state is set to receive at least $9.9 million to support coronavirus response efforts, including additional test kits, protective equipment, and other supplies.  More information about the virus and the state’s response can be found online at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.