Number of new COVID-19 cases limited in area

Monday, June 22, 2020

While there was nearly 1,000 new positive COVID-19 cases across Missouri since Friday, the number of new cases locally was few.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) reported 942 new cases across Missouri since Friday with 13 additional deaths. To date, Missouri has had 18,143 positive cases with 961 deaths.

According to the Scott County Health Department, there were four new cases reported since Friday, giving the county 153 positive cases. There were three new positives reported Saturday and another on Monday. Of the four new cases one was under 19, one was between the ages of 50-59, another between the ages of 60-69 and one over the age of 80. There two males and two females that tested positive.

There are 39 active cases in Scott County with 99 recoveries and 11 deaths.

The DHSS is reporting an increase of three cases in Mississippi County, with the county having 79 positive cases with 49 of those coming from the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston. According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, 49 inmates and 19 staff at the SECC have tested positive for COVID-19. Eight staff members and 29 inmates have recovered at last report.

There are no new cases reported in New Madrid County with the New Madrid County Health Department last reporting 35 positive cases with nine of those cases active. There has been one death in New Madrid County and 26 released from isolation.

The Dunklin County Health Department is reporting an increase of four cases since Friday. Dunklin County currently has 77 cases with 25 active. There have been three deaths and 49 recoveries.

There will coronavirus testing at the Dunklin County Health Department Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with tests provided by appointment only. To make an appointment call 573-888-9008.

The DHSS is reporting one additional case in Pemiscot County since Friday, giving the county 106 positive cases.

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