Across the St. Louis region, black residents disproportionately hit by the coronavirus


ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Across the St. Louis metro area, the new coronavirus appears to be hitting black residents disproportionately hard, health officials said Wednesday as cases of the virus continued to surge across the region.

By Wednesday evening, Missouri’s statewide confirmed cases topped 3,300, and Illinois reached 15,000 cases. At least 55 people…

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