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Coronavirus Spreads Across The Midwest: A News Roundup

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/ Alissa Eckert, MS

Coronavirus is spreading across the Midwest, and health officials are scrambling to stem the disease -- or prepare for a potential epidemic. Side Effects will keep you updated on this evolving story and share reports from partner stations across the Midwest -- including news of a school closing in Indiana and the first case in Missouri. 

Here's the latest from the region:



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Check back to Side Effects for frequent round-ups of coronavirus news from the Midwest. 
We also want to help you sort fact from fiction when it comes to coronavirus. Email or text “health” to 73224 with your questions, and we will search for the answers.

This is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. However, we recommend checking the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the most recent numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Christine Herman is the managing editor for Side Effects Public Media
Carter is a reporter for Side Effects Public Media and WFYI in Indianapolis. She can be reached at