Local counties report few new cases as state sees big jump
Missouri saw another one-day high in positive COVID-19 cases Thursday, however, local counties are reporting few new positive cases.
On Thursday the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 553 new positive cases Thursday, along with seven deaths, giving the state 19,421 positive cases with 982 deaths. The state has seen a 9.5% increase in positive cases in the last seven days.
After no new positive COVID-19 tests reported Wednesday by the Scott County Health Department, two were reported on Thursday along with three more recoveries.
Currently there are 155 positive tests in Scott County with 27 of those active. There have been 117 recoveries with 11 deaths.
The two new cases fall in the 60-69 age group with one being male and one female.
There were no new cases reported in New Madrid County or Mississippi County as of 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. There are 36 positive cases in New Madrid County with three of those active and 80 positive cases in Mississippi County with 10 active cases inside the general population of the county. There are 20 active cases at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.
The Stoddard County Public Health Center reported three new cases since Tuesday, with 128 total positive cases being reported early Thursday afternoon. There are 26 active cases with 94 recovered and eight deaths.
The Dunklin County Health Department is reporting five new case and eight recoveries. There have been 83 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Dunklin County with 23 active and 57 recoveries. There have been three deaths.
The Pemiscot County Health Center is reporting 109 positive cases early Thursday afternoon with three new cases reported since Tuesday. Only four of those cases are active with 99 released from isolation and six deaths.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 291 new cases Wednesday with nine additional deaths. To date, there are 18,868 positive cases with 975 deaths.