Carter, Stoddard counties report new positive tests for COVID-19

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Carter County Health Center reported Friday night that it had received notification of the county’s fifth positive test for COVID-19 and that the individual is quarantined at home.

It’s the second positive test for Carter County in five days.

“The Carter County Health Center is working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the CDC to identify and contact people who may have come in contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms,” the health department said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the Stoddard County Public Health Center reported two new positive tests over the last 24 hours, including one outside a nursing home that has seen 38 cases and three deaths.

There were 218 new cases of the virus DHSS reported Friday and 10 deaths bringing the the total to 671. On Thursday the state reported 30 deaths related to COVID-19.

The seven-day average of new cases per day for the entire state of Missouri has gone from 144 to 157 per day in a week.

The Butler County Health Department said all of its scheduled appointments for rapid tested had been filed a day after announcing that a limited number of tests for COVID-19 were received from DHSS.

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