COVID-19 UPDATE: Two deaths reported locally; new cases reported
Two deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours locally while local counties are reporting new positive COVID-19 cases.
The Scott County Health Department reported 13 new positive coronavirus cases and nine more recoveries late Thursday afternoon.
There have been 332 positive cases in Scott County since the pandemic began with 77 currently active along with 242 recoveries. Thirteen residents have died resulting from COVID-19 according to the health department.
The New Madrid County Health Department reported 22 additional cases Thursday afternoon, giving the county 171 positive cases since March. Of those, 53 are active with 118 out of quarantine and one death reportedly related to COVID-19.
The Mississippi County Health Department reported an increase of three positive cases on Friday, giving the county 132 positive cases with 85 of those in the general population and 47 inmates at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.
There are seven active cases in the community with 78 out of isolation.
There is still one active case among inmates at the SECC while 19 of the 20 staff members who tested positive for the virus have recovered.
Four new cases were reported by the Stoddard County Public Health Center on Thursday afternoon, giving the county 200 total positive cases since the pandemic began. There are 25 active cases with 166 recovered and nine deaths.
Three additional cases and one death were reported by the Dunklin County Health Department Friday morning. The county has had 214 confirmed cases with 54 active and 156 recovered. The death is the fourth in the county related to the virus.
The Pemiscot County Health Center reported their second death in as many days Thursday along with three additional cases. The death is the eighth in the county with 195 total cases. There are 24 active cases with 163 released from isolation and four residents currently hospitalized.
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reported 17 additional cases late Thursday, giving the county 566 confirmed cases and 44 probables. There are 141 active cases with 466 recovered and three deaths reported.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,489 new cases since Thursday on Friday afternoon along with 10 additional deaths. The state has recorded 50,323 cases since the pandemic began with 1,243 deaths.
— All numbers are current as of 2 p.m. Friday