LEFT: Despite the the rise in COVID-19 case in Osceola, Mo. and St. Clair County, life continues on mostly unabated. Businesses were open, people were out boating on the river and workers renovated buildings on the town square.

LEFT: Despite the the rise in COVID-19 cases in Osceola, Mo. and St. Clair County, life continues on mostly unabated. Businesses were open, people were out boating on the river and workers renovated buildings on the town square.

RIGHT: In some ways St. Clair County is still doing better than others in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases. "Thank goodness it's not as bad as it is in the city," Patricia McNutt, not pictured, said. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the county ranks near the bottom in total number of cases. But, looking at the number of cases per 100,000 people, St. Clair County is worse off than some counties with larger cities — such as St. Louis County and Jackson County — and nearly as bad as Boone County and Kansas City.

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