UPDATED NUMBERS: Scott County sees jump in seven cases Friday
By David Jenkins
Scott County saw an increase in seven new COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon, according to the Scott County Health Department.
Scott County has 75 total positive cases with 40 of those active. There have been 33 recoveries and two deaths. Of the seven new cases, four are over the age of 80 while three are between the ages of 50-59.
The County has seen an increase in 12 new cases in the last 48 hours with seven of those over the age of 80 and four between the ages of 50-59.
The Mississippi County Health Department is reporting 29 positive COVID-19 cases, all of which are in the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.
The New Madrid County Health Department is reporting no active cases in New Madrid County. There were nine positive cases in New Madrid County but all have recovered.
The Stoddard County Public Health Center reported one new case Friday. The County currently has 20 positive cases with 19 recovered.
According to the Pemiscot County Health Center, there are 32 positive cases in Pemiscot County as of Friday afternoon. Of the 32 cases, 17 are active with 14 recovered and one death.
Due to the recent increase in cases in Pemiscot County, the County made the decision on Thursday to continue the county’s stay-at-home order until May 18. Pemiscot County authorities will re-evaluate the situation on May 14.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports 273 new cases in Missouri on Friday with 6 additional deaths. So far in Missouri, there have been 7,835 positive COVID-19 cases with 337 deaths. Over 82,000 tests have been given in the state.
Other local counties with positive cases are:
Cape Girardeau 49