Ninth death reported in Scott County as cases rise

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Positive coronavirus cases continue to increase locally while two more people have died in area counties related to COVID-19.

The Scott County Health Department reported that ninth person has died in Scott County related to COVID-19. No further information was released about the death.

The Scott County Health Department also reported four new positive cases in Scott County Thursday afternoon. To date, there have been 98 total positive cases with 21 active and 68 recovered. Of the four new cases, two are between the ages of 30-39, one is between the age of 40-49 and the fourth is between the age of 70-79. One is male while three are female.

According to the Stoddard County Public Health Center, a resident of Crowley Ridge Nursing Home died at approximately 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. The death is the fifth from the outbreak at the nursing home.

The Health Center is reporting 76 total positive cases Thursday with 43 active and 28 recovered.

According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Thursday afternoon, New Madrid County has two additional positive cases, giving them 19 with five active. There one death related to COVID-19 in the New Madrid County.

The New Madrid County Health Department held free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday and Wednesday and tested 134 people in the two days.

The DHSS is also reporting an additional case in Mississippi County, giving the County 55 positive cases. Of those positive cases, 43 inmates at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston have tested positive.

The Pemiscot County Health Center is reporting 76 positive cases with 25 of those active and one hospitalized. There have been 47 released from isolation with four deaths.

The Pemiscot County Health Center will be hosting free COVID-19 testing for Pemiscot County residents Thursday and Friday. To be tested, go to or call 1-877-435-8411.

The Dunklin County Health Department reported an additional case Thursday afternoon, giving the County 32 confirmed COVID-19 cases with eight of those active. There have been 22 recoveries and two deaths in Dunklin County.

The DHSS is reporting 171 additional cases Thursday afternoon with 9 more deaths. To date, there have been 12,663 Missourians test positive for the coronavirus with 705 deaths. There have been 644 hospitalizations with 26 additional hospitalizations reported Thursday.

Numbers for other local counties are: Bollinger 6, Butler 29 and Cape Girardeau 70.

For those who are interested in being tested, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will hold drive-thru coronavirus testing from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 5 at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Registration is required but the testing is available to all Missouri residents.

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