Scott County registers highest number of active cases at 120

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The number of active coronavirus cases in Scott County reached an all-time high on Wednesday.

According to the Scott County Health Department, there were 19 new positive COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday along with 14 cases that have fully recovered. Currently there are 120 active cases in the county, the highest number since the pandemic began in March.

To date, there have been 430 total positive cases with 297 recoveries and 13 deaths related to the virus.

The New Madrid County Health Department reported 56 active cases in the county on Wednesday, making 265 total cases since the pandemic began. There are 209 out of quarantine and four deaths have been reported.

The Mississippi County Health Department last reported 147 cases with 100 in the general community. Of those 100, 13 are active. Of the 47 inmates who tested positive at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, all are out of isolation.

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports three active cases among the 23 staff members at SECC that have tested positive for the virus.

The are 23 active cases in Stoddard County according to the Stoddard County Public Health Center. To date, there have been 238 positive cases with 206 recovered and nine deaths.

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reported 87 active cases on Wednesday with 11 new confirmed cases. There have been 660 confirmed cases and 48 probable in the county with six deaths reported.

The Pemiscot County Health Center reported 27 active cases with three hospitalizations on Wednesday afternoon. There have been 250 positive cases since March with 214 released from isolation with nine deaths.

There are 73 active cases in Dunklin County, according to the health department. There have been 321 confirmed cases since March with four deaths.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an increase of 1,595 new cases in Missouri on Wednesday and an additional 1,267 cases on Thursday. There were 11 deaths reported Wednesday and another two deaths reported Thursday. To date, there have been 63,797 cases in Missouri since March with 1,325 deaths.

The statistics were the most current at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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