Most local counties see COVID-19 cases increase over weekend

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Most local counties saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

On Monday, the Scott County Health Department reported 44 new positive cases over the weekend — 12 on Saturday, 10 Sunday and 22 Monday, bringing the total number of active cases to 153. There were 17 more people who have recovered from COVID-19, making the total number of people recovered 335. There have been 13 deaths.

“We are still strongly recommending that you continue to social distance to prevent the spread of this disease,” the Scott County Health Department said on Monday. “Please stay home from work and other activities if you are feeling sick or have a close family member sick. Wear a mask when out in public to protect you and others. Also, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your primary care physician to determine if you need testing.”

According to the Mississippi County Health Department, as of Monday morning, 21 new positive cases have been reported since Friday, making 150 cases in the general community. Currently, there are 63 active cases with 87 out of isolation. Of the active cases, 50 have been confirmed while 13 are probable. In the past 72 hours, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi County has increased from 176 to 197.

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports four of the 24 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 total number of active cases in New Madrid County decreased by 16 from Friday to Monday, according to the Health Department on Monday. There are 44 active cases with 252 out of quarantine and four deaths and a total of 296 cases.

In Stoddard County, one new case was reported Monday and only two over the weekend, according to the Public Health Center’s COVID-19 report on Monday. There are currently 17 active cases in the Stoddard County with 219 recovered and nine deaths, according to the Monday report. There are a total of 245 total positive cases in the county since March.

The Dunklin County Health Department reported 10 additional active cases from Saturday to Monday, making 105 active cases in the county. There have been 250 recoveries and four deaths with a total of 359 confirmed cases. The

On Monday afternoon, the Pemiscot County Health Center reported an additional 13 active cases from Friday to Monday, bringing the total of active cases to 39. There are three residents currently hospitalized and 229 have been released from isolation with nine deaths. There have been a total of 277 confirmed cases.

Cape Girardeau County saw an increase of 17 active cases from Friday to Monday, giving the county 133 active cases as of late Monday afternoon. There have been 646 recoveries and six deaths in the county.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 1,148 new cases with 26 additional deaths in the last 24 hours Monday afternoon. Missouri has had 68,623 cases since the pandemic began and 1,393 deaths.

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