Another COVID-19 death reported in Stoddard County

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Another death related to COVID-19 has been reported in Stoddard County.

The Stoddard County Public Health Center reported the death Monday afternoon after they were informed by the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center that a resident of a Stoddard County nursing home passed away at about 5 a.m. Monday. The death is the 11th in the county.

“At this we are experiencing multiple COVID-19 cases at a number of long term care facilities throughout the county,” the health center said in a statement. “We are working with these facilities to monitor this situation, and see that all guidelines established by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services are being followed. Regular testing is being done in all facilities that have positive cases present, in an effort to prevent further spread of the virus.”

There have been 23 new cases reported since Friday in Stoddard County, with 94 cases currently active.

Twenty-five new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Scott County since Friday afternoon.

According to the Scott County Health Department, there were nine new positive cases reported on Saturday, six Sunday and 10 on Monday. There were two recoveries, leaving 122 active cases in Scott County. There have been 14 deaths related to COVID-19.

There are 10 new positive COVID-19 cases in Mississippi County since Friday.

The Mississippi County Health Department reported Monday afternoon that the number of active cases in the community has increased from 28 to 35. Of the active cases, 29 are confirmed positive with six probable. Six deaths have been reported in Mississippi County with three deaths reported late last week.

The New Madrid County Health Department reported two new cases Saturday and an additional six new cases on Monday. The county has a total of 21 active cases with 11 deaths reported, with one of those deaths being reported on Friday.

The Pemiscot County Health Center currently has 64 active cases with seven hospitalizations. There have been 11 deaths in the county.

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center has reported nearly 100 COVID-19 cases since Friday as the number of active cases in the county nears an all-time high.

Thirty-six new cases were reported Saturday with 30 on Sunday and another 33 reported Monday. Currently there are 265 active cases with 15 deaths related to the virus reported since March.

According to the last report from the Dunklin County Health Department that was released Friday, there were 169 active cases in the county with seven deaths.

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