COVID-19 hospitalizations in southwest Missouri surpass winter peak
Mike Parson in August 2020. - Chris Kohley/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS

ST. LOUIS — The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in southwest Missouri's Greene County has surpassed the highest levels seen in the winter. The county's previous record of 237 COVID-19 patients was set on Dec. 1. On Monday, the health department reported 251 coronavirus patients in the county's hospitals. Missouri reported 1,020 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, and the seven-day average was the highest since Jan. 29, according to a Post-Dispatch analysis. More than 2.8 million Missourians have received a first dose of vaccine, or 46.1% of the state's total population. Of those, about 2...