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Three Northeast Missouri counties report new COVID-19 cases

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jul. 30, 2020 12:01 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Three Northeast Missouri county health departments reported an additional 16 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, with Marion County reporting the majority of those cases.

Other counties reporting cases are Clark and Pike counties.

In Marion County, nine people tested positive for the virus on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases in the county to 148 since mid-March when the pandemic was first reported in the county.

Of those testing positive for the virus, 85 have recovered, nine remain hospitalized, two have died and there are currently 61 active cases.

The new cases include three males between the age of 30 and 50-years-old and six females between the ages of 20 to 60-years-old. All are quarantined at home.

Public health officials in Adams County warn that they are once again seeing community transmission of the virus in Marion County.

In Clark County, six people tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. These latest cases brings the county's total number of cases to 11 with eight people in isolation, one hospitalized, and two recovered.

Those testing positive on Wednesday range in age from 10 to 30-years-old and 40 to 80-years-old.

In Pike County, officials say another person has tested positive for the virus. Citing privacy issues, public health officials are declining to disclose any information about the individual.

Sixty-six people have tested positive for the virus in Pike County, with 55 of those people recovering and one person dying from the virus.

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