Number of positive cases slow locally while spiking across state

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

While Missouri is seeing its daily increases of COVID-19 positive cases reach new highs, locally the total number of positive cases seem to be slowing.

On Tuesday, the Scott County Health Department reported no new cases with just four new positive cases reported since Friday. Scott County currently has 153 positive cases with just 29 of those active. There were eight more recoveries reported Tuesday, giving Scott County 113 recoveries and 11 deaths.

The Mississippi County Health Department has reported just four new positive cases since June 15, bringing the number of positive cases in Mississippi County to 80. Of those, 47 are inmates in the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston where 20 are still active and 27 are out of isolation.

There are 33 positive cases in the Mississippi County general community with 10 of those active and 23 out of isolation.

The New Madrid County Health Department is reporting 36 positive COVID-19 cases, an increase of one since Friday. There have been 29 released from isolation with seven cases currently active. There has been one New Madrid County resident die resulting from COVID-19.

The Stoddard County Public Health Center is reporting an increase of three cases since Friday, giving the county 125 positive cases. Of those, 25 are active with 92 recovered and eight deaths.

The Pemiscot County Health Center is reporting 106 positive cases, an increase of just one since Friday. Of the positive cases, only two are active with 98 being released from isolation and six deaths.

The Dunklin County Health Department is reporting 78 positive cases, an increase in five since Friday. There are 26 active cases with 49 recovered and three deaths.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 434 new positive tests Tuesday afternoon, the largest one-day increase in Missouri to this point. To date, Missouri has 18,577 positive cases with 966 deaths.

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