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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy of Missouri Governor’s OfficeMissouri on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, launched a new website for the state’s expanded set of COVID-19 dashboards. Included in the data is information tracking COVID-19 cases among all school-aged residents (ages 5-19), including non-public school students, in each school district’s geographic boundary.

Missouri's state government has added economic and social impacts to the effects of COVID-19 that it's tracking online with charts, maps and other measures.

Gov. Mike Parson's office announced Monday the new dashboards are located on the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan's website,

The economic data includes unemployment, job postings, small business revenue, consumer spending and taxable sales.

The social impacts data includes food stamp applications and the number of people served and pounds of food distributed by food banks — in addition to "public safety" and other data.

Parson said the state is "committed to giving Missourians the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible regarding COVID-19 in our state."

The state's cross-governmental pandemic Fusion Cell helped coordinate the dashboards' development, which include data from state departments including Health and Senior Services, Economic Development, Social Services, and Elementary and Secondary Education.

Dr. Leslie Porth, senior vice president of the Missouri Hospital Association, said, "The continuing evolution of our data tools allows all COVID-19 stakeholders to understand the status of the disease and respond accordingly."

More dashboard improvements for mobile viewing are expected later this week.

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