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Pike County reports 105th case of COVID-19

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 7, 2020 10:10 pm

BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Public health officials in five Northeast Missouri counties reported new cases of COVID-19, including Pike County, where eight new people on Friday had tested positive.

Friday's announcement brings a total of 105 Pike County residents who have tested positive since late March.

Of those positive, 35 remain active infections, while 69 people have recovered from the virus.

One Pike County resident has died from the virus.

The Monroe County Health Department reported two new cases on Friday, which brings the county's total number of cases to 26. Of those testing positive, four were asymptomatic, and 22 were symptomatic.

Officials with the Clark, Lewis and Shelby county health departments each reported one new case in their respective counties.

In Clark County, officials say a person between 40 and 60 contracted the virus from being in the home of a prior positive case. Since the pandemic began, 23 people have tested positive in Clark County. This includes 15 people who have recovered, seven people who remain in isolation at home and one person who remains hospitalized.

In Lewis County, a person between 80 and 90 years old has tested positive and is hospitalized.

Officials warn that completed contact tracing indicates that community spread is occurring. This means that people who have been infected with the virus in a particular area are unsure how or where they became infected and can't be linked to other cases.

With Friday's announcement, 44 Lewis County residents have tested positive, including 23 people who have recovered, and 18 people who have active infections. One person in Lewis County has died from the virus.

In Shelby County, officials said the additional positive case is directly connected to another positive case that was previously reported.

This positive diagnosis brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the county to 31.

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