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Six Northeast Missouri counties report 27 new cases of COVID-19

BY THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Aug. 6, 2020 6:30 pm Updated: Aug. 6, 2020 9:19 pm

MONTICELLO, Mo -- More than two dozen Northeast Missouri residents in six counties have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said Thursday.

The new cases were reported in Lewis, Pike, Knox, Clark, Monroe and Shelby counties.

The Lewis County Health Department reported eight new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total number of COVID-19 positive cases to 44.

Among those testing positive for the virus were two people between age 20 and 30; one person between 30 and 40; two people between 40 and 50; two people between 50 and 60; and one person between 60 and 70.

The Pike County Health Department reported that 10 new people have tested positive, bringing the county's total number of positive cases to 97. This marks a 30-person jump since July 29, according to department records.

Of those who have tested positive, 67 have recovered, and one person has died. The department continued to notify residents about three people who had multiple symptoms of COVID-19 who attended the Pike County Fair.

The fair was held from July 28 through Aug. 1 near Bowling Green.

In Knox County, the department reported three new cases. Those who tested positive range in age from 50 to 90.

Since the pandemic began, 27 Knox County residents have tested positive for the virus.

The Clark County Health Department reported three new cases of COVID-19.

Two of those cases are household contacts of people who were already quarantined at home. The new cases are people between age 20 and 40.

The county's third case, a person between 60 and 70, has no known connection to the previous 22 positive cases in the county. Of those who have tested positive, 12 have recovered, nine remain isolation and one is hospitalized.

The Monroe County Health Department announced two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the county's total number of cases to 22. Of those testing positive, four were asymptomatic, and 18 were symptomatic. Fifteen Monroe County residents have recovered from the virus.

Shelby County officials reported that 30 people have tested positive for the virus since March 1, including one who tested positive Thursday.

Six days ago, the county health department reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 that were all connected to a "congregate living facility."

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