Seven COVID-19 deaths reported by local counties

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Another death related to COVID-19 has been reported in Scott County while an additional five deaths were reported in Cape Girardeau County and one in Stoddard County Wednesday.

The Scott County Health Department reported the death on Wednesday. The death is the 21st in the county since the pandemic began.

There were also 24 new positive cases reported on Wednesday along with 23 recoveries. Currently there are 302 active cases in the county.

The New Madrid County Health Department reported 17 new COVID-19 cases Thursday morning, giving the county 68 active cases.

A COVID-19 testing event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 29 at the New Madrid County Public Safety Center, 342 US Highway 61, in New Madrid. The test is a PCR test done by a nasal anterior nares swab to determine if there is an active infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This is not an antigen or antibody test. Register online at

There has been 25 new positive cases in Mississippi County since Friday. According to the Mississippi County Health Department, the number of active cases increased from 46 to 47 while the number of deaths has remained at seven.

The health department also reported there is currently three confirmed active cases at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.

The Stoddard County Public Health Center also reported an additional death on Wednesday, the 20th in the county. There were 16 new cases reported on Wednesday, leaving the county with 169 active cases.

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center reported five deaths related to COVID-19 on Wednesday. Two of the individuals were over the age of 80 while one was in their 70s, one in their 90s and another over 100 years old.

Currently there are 502 active cases in Cape Girardeau County with 49 deaths credited to the virus.

The Pemiscot County Health Center reported three fewer active cases on Wednesday, giving the county 62 with eight hospitalizations.

There has been 15 deaths in the county since March related to the virus.

According to the Dunklin County Health Department, there were 155 active cases in the county as of Wednesday, with 11 deaths reported in the county since March.

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