2 St Louis-Area Residents Die After Coronavirus Illness

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two St. Louis-area residents are the fourth and fifth patients to die of an illness related to the new coronavirus, local health officials announced Monday. A St. Louis woman in her 30s died from COVID-19, and the death of a St. Charles County man in his 70s also was reported Monday.  St. Charles County officials released no other information on their case, Dr. Fredrick Echols, St. Louis health director, said his staff is still trying to figure out how the local woman she got the disease caused by the coronavirus. He said the woman was hospitalized on Sunday.

A man carries a bag of groceries through downtown Kansas City, Mo. Sunday, March 22, 2020. Officials in Missouri’s largest cities are ordering a mandatory stay-at-home rule to residents starting next week in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. St. Louis and St. Louis County authorities first announced the order, which is to begin Monday, before Kansas City officials followed later Saturday with a similar order. The order in Kansas City and surrounding areas is set to begin Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)