UPDATED NUMBERS: Fifth person dies in Stoddard County; no new cases in Scott County

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A fifth person has died in Stoddard County related to COVID-19.

According to the Stoddard County Public Health Center, a resident of Crowley Ridge Nursing Home died at approximately 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. The death is the fifth from the outbreak at the nursing home.

The Health Center is reporting 74 total positive cases with 41 active and 28 recovered. Stoddard County Presiding Commissioner Danny Talkington said the County had five new cases reported over the weekend, all stemming from a function at a Malden church over a week ago. There are three Dexter residents and two Bernie residents who have tested positive from the event.

The Scott County Health Department is reporting no new cases in Scott County Wednesday. There have been 94 total positive cases with 19 active and 67 recovered. There have been eight deaths.

The New Madrid County Health Department last reported 17 positive cases with three of those active with one death related to COVID-19.

The New Madrid County Health Department held free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday and Wednesday with 71 people tested on Tuesday. The number of tests given Wednesday was not yet known.

The Mississippi County Health Department is reporting 54 positive cases with 11 of those being Mississippi County residents and 43 being inmates at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston.

The Pemiscot County Health Center is reporting 76 positive cases with 26 of those active and one hospitalized. There have been 46 released from isolation with four deaths.

The Pemiscot County Health Center will be hosting free COVID-19 testing for Pemiscot County residents Thursday and Friday. To be tested, go to http://health.mo.gov/communitytest or call 1-877-435-8411.

The Dunklin County Health Department last reported 31 confirmed COVID-19 cases with seven active. There have been 22 recoveries and two deaths in Dunklin County.

The Cape Girardeau County Health Department is reporting 68 confirmed cases with 20 active. There have been two deaths with 46 recoveries.

For those who are interested in being tested, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will hold drive-thru coronavirus testing from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 5 at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Registration is required but the testing is available to all Missouri residents.

The DHSS is reporting 201 additional cases Wednesday afternoon with 10 more deaths. To date, there have been 12,492 Missourians test positive for the coronavirus with 696 deaths. There have been 618 hospitalizations with over 165,000 Missourians tested.

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