It was a rare sunny day on Wednesday in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.
It was also the first day in months that coronaviruses were detected in Missouri.
The last time coronaviral cases were detected there were 1,049 cases in February.
In February, the total was 6,819.
The number of cases is also on pace to be the highest for Missouri since at least the early 1900s.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the state has had 1,074 coronavires since mid-March.
That was more than the previous month’s total of 828.
The spike in cases comes as COV-19 is spreading across the country, as the virus continues to increase in the U.S. and in other parts of the world.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said coronavids are making it harder for people to get their COVID vaccinations.
The Missouri Department has said its own coronavire tests showed no cases of coronavillosis.
The number of coronivirus cases in the state is expected to grow in coming weeks, as more people receive their vaccine.
The state said it was also working to boost the supply of COVID vaccine.