No new cases in Scott County; Pemiscot County has first death

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The state of Missouri saw an increase of 184 positive COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths since Wednesday as Missouri Gov. Mike Parson continues plans to lift the state’s stay-at-home order on May 4.

Parson said Wednesday that his statewide stay-at-home order expires May 3 and most businesses will be able to reopen effective May 4. St. Louis city and county along with Kansas City and Jackson City have extended their stay-at-home orders through at least mid-May.

Scott County and the City of Sikeston also have stay-at-home orders currently in place that would have to be lifted by the Scott County Commission and Sikeston City Council before businesses could reopen here.

Scott County, which saw an increase of seven cases Wednesday, did not have any new cases on Thursday. Scott County now has 59 positive cases with 45 active and 13 recovered. There has been one death.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state currently has 6,321 positive cases with 218 deaths related to COVID-19.

The Pemiscot County Health Center announced Thursday afternoon they have had their first death in Pemiscot County related COVID-19. No further information was given.

Pemiscot County currently has 17 positive cases with seven having recovered.

Mississippi County saw an increase of two cases Thursday afternoon, giving them three, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Stoddard County Public Health Center has 19 positive cases with 10 having recovered. Of those, 13 have been male and six over the age of 50 with five between the ages of 40-49.

Both Cape Girardeau and Butler counties saw a small increase Thursday, each with two new cases. Cape County now has 42 positive cases and Butler County 26.

New Madrid County is still reporting nine cases, eight of which have recovered. Dunklin County reported no increase Thursday with 19 cases and Bollinger County held with three cases.

According to the CDC, across the United States there have been 802,583 total positive COVID-19 cases with 44,575 deaths.

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