UPDATED NUMBERS: Scott County down to 13 active cases

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Scott County Health Department reported just one new positive case of COVID-19 on Tuesday while 10 more have recovered.

According to the Health Department, there are now only 13 active cases in Scott County with 63 recovered. Scott County has had six deaths with the latest being reported Monday.

Of the 82 cases, 22 have been over the age of 80 while 26 have been between the ages of 50-79.

There are currently 43 inmates at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston that have tested positive for COVID-19, along with 14 staff members.

According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, all protocols are being followed to minimize exposure. Everyone who has had close contact with a staff member testing positive for COVID-19 has been notified. Staff who have been exposed to a COVID-19-positive colleague have been sent home for 14 days of quarantine.

Offenders in each facility are provided with protective face coverings and are monitored for symptoms. If symptoms appear, symptomatic offenders and their cell mates are isolated, separately, pending test results.

When a staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the results are shared with people in the affected locations first, and then all staff are notified.

There are currently 47 positive cases in Mississippi County with 43 of those being inmates at the prison.

The New Madrid County Health Department is reporting 13 positive cases of COVID-19 in the County with three of those cases active.

The Pemiscot County Health Center reports they currently have 66 positive cases with 34 active and four hospitalized. There have been three deaths and 29 released from isolation.

There are 29 positive cases in Stoddard County with 10 still active. According to Stoddard County Presiding Commissioner Danny Talkington at Monday’s Stoddard County Commission meeting, there are four active cases in Dexter, two in Advance, two in Essex and two in Bloomfield.

There are 24 reported positive COVID-19 cases in Dunklin County. The Dunklin County Health Department is offering free coronavirus rapid results testing at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. The test is a nasal swab only. Call 573-752-0051 to ask about or to schedule testing.

Other local counties with positive tests are: Bollinger 4, Butler 27 and Cape Girardeau 57.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 88 new cases Tuesday, following Monday’s confirmed 74 new cases, which was the state’s lowest one-day total since mid-March. The Health Department did report 36 additional deaths Tuesday. All told, Missouri has had 10,006 positive COVID-19 tests with 524 deaths. Over 121,000 Missourians have been tested.

— Kyle Smith of the Dexter Statesman contributed to this story.

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