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story.lead_photo.caption This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. (NIAID-RML via AP)
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This page was updated Sunday morning, March 29, 2020.

The number of people in Cole County who tested positive for COVID-19 rose to 17 as of Sunday morning, up from 14 on Friday night.

Two Cole County individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and were released from quarantine, according to the Cole County Health Department's website.

The Cole County Health Department issued a stay-at-home order Friday night in response to the novel coronavirus. The order became effective at 5 p.m. Saturday and will last until 5 p.m. April 11.

As of Saturday afternoon, there were 838 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Missouri, with nine deaths, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

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