Officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) have started a statewide public hotline in regards to the novel coroavirus, or COVID-19. The new hotline was opened up at 8.a.m. on Wednesday morning. The hotline number is 1-877-435-8411. The hotline is available any time of day and is currently operated by medical professionals. The hotline was started to assist all state residents who guidance about coronavirus. As of Wednesday, the state reports 46 patients have been tested for the virus with one confirmed case.