The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has reported 1,637 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a record single-day increase.
The total number of coronavirus cases in the state now stands at 37,700, the department said.
Today's record number surpasses Wednesday's record of 1,301 Covid-19 cases reported in a single day.
The department also reported 20 new Covid-19-related deaths, bringing the total number to 1,179 in Missouri.
"The daily report of new cases represents a wide variation in when specimens were collected, when tests were performed, and when results are reported and entered," the department tweeted. "For this reason, we continue to focus on the 7-day positivity rate which has been increasing and tells us that community transmission is occurring in some parts of the state."
The department said there is no delay in reporting positive results from labs to patients.
To note: These figures were released by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service, and may not line up exactly in real time with CNN’s database drawn from Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project.