Number of active cases in Scott County decreases
The number of active coronavirus cases in Scott County has decreased, according to the Scott County Health Department.
The health department reported eight new positive cases late Thursday afternoon but also reported 16 recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases to 112. There have been 438 total positive cases since the pandemic began in March, with 313 recoveries and 13 deaths.
According to the Mississippi County Health Department Friday morning, 29 new positive cases have been reported since Monday, making 129 cases in the general community. Currently there are 42 active cases with 87 out of isolation. Of the active cases, 28 have been confirmed while 14 are probable.
The Missouri Department of Corrections reports three of the 23 staff members at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston who have tested positive for the virus are still active with all 47 inmates who tested positive have recovered.
The New Madrid County Health Department last reported 56 active cases with 209 out of quarantine and four deaths.
One fewer active case has been reported in Stoddard County, as the Stoddard County Public Health Center reported three new cases and four recoveries late Thursday. There are currently 22 active cases in the county with 210 recovered and nine deaths.
The Dunklin County Health Department reported 11 additional active cases late Thursday, making 84 in the county. There have been 249 recoveries and four deaths.
The Pemiscot County Health Center was reporting 26 active cases, one less than previous 24 hours. There are three residents currently hospitalized and 218 have been released from isolation with nine deaths.
Cape Girardeau County saw an increase of 15 active cases, giving the county 102 active cases late Thursday afternoon. There have been 617 recoveries and six deaths in the county.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,267 new cases in the last 24 hours Friday afternoon with two additional deaths. Missouri has had 63,797 cases since the pandemic began and 1,325 deaths.
— The statistics were the most current at 2 p.m. Friday.