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Missouri Gov. Parson addressed COVID-19, protests

There have been 14,057 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and 786 deaths
Credit: Facebook: Governor Mike Parson

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Mike Parson and other state officials gave a briefing on the state's response to COVID-19.

You can watch the full press conference below.

There have been 14,057 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the state and 786 deaths, as of June 4, according to the state's website.

Parson said during his briefing Wednesday that the state is testing an average of 8,000 people per day. One day last week, the state tested 11,000 people.

The governor also said both the state's positivity rate and number of new hospital admissions show downward trends.

Also joining Parson at the briefing were Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams, Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon and Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.

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