JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — COVID-19 cases in the state of Missouri continue to climb.
The state is reporting nearly 130,000 cases to date, with over 9,300 cases reported in the past week.
There have been over 2,100 deaths in Missouri to date, with almost 50 deaths recorded the past 7 days.
Despite those numbers, Governor Mike Parson says the state is working hard and pushing forward on the COVID-19 response and recovery front.
He says Missouri is following a balanced approach, which focuses on the four essential pillars outlined in the state's Show Me Strong Recovery Plan.
The four pillars include: expanding testing capacity, expanding personal protective equipment reserves, expanding hospital capacity and predicting potential outbreaks.
"I want to reassure everyone that all four of these pillars are stable," said Parson. "We monitor this everyday and we are constantly working to improve. The fight is not over, but we are on the right track and we will get through this."
According to the state's COVID-19 dashboard, there are currently over 1,000 Missourians hospitalized because of the virus.