First COVID-19-related death reported in Monroe County

Posted: Sep. 29, 2020 8:30 pm

PARIS, Mo. -- The first COVID-19-related death was reported Tuesday in Monroe County.

The Monroe County Heath Department said the elderly resident tested positive for virus in August, and that the case was not related to travel.

It is the 41st COVID-19-related death in the region since the pandemic started in March, according to information compiled from health departments in both Illinois and Missouri.

Monroe County has had a total of 84 COVID-19 cases, with zero active cases.

In Adams County, 17 new cases were confirmed Tuesday.

The Adams County Health Department is reporting 1,163 total cases, with 186 active cases in Adams County. Eleven people from under 10 to their 90s are hospitalized. None are in the intensive care unit.

The new cases are one girl under 10, one male between 10 and 19, two men and two women in their 20s, one man in his 30s, one woman in her 40s, six woman in their 50s, one man and one woman in their 60s and one woman in her 80s

The county's seven-day positivity rate is 7.06%.

The Hancock County Health Department reported seven new cases -- one man and one woman in their 20s and 30s, one man and two woman in their 40s to 50s, one man in his 60s to 70s and one woman in her 70s to 80s.

There have been 237 active cases in the county, with 49 active cases.

Brown County reported five new COVID-19 cases -- one female between 10 and 19 and three men and one woman in their 40s.

The Brown County Health Department said there have been 69 cases,with 36 active cases.

The Pike County, Ill., Health Department reported one additional case -- one man in his 30s. The county has reported a total of 139 active cases, with 30 active cases. One person remains hospitalized.

Also Tuesday, the Marion County Health Department reported three additional cases of COVID-19 -- two women between 20 and 40 who are isolating at home and one man between 50 and 60 who is hospitalized.

Marion County has reported a total of 714 cases, with 68 active. Four people remain hospitalized.

In Clark County, seven new cases were reported, including two students at the Clark County R-1 School District.

The Clark County Health Department said the students were already quarantined because of household exposure, so no additional students were exposed.

Three others cases were between 20 and 40 -- two exposed at a work site and the other with unknown exposures. Two people 80 and older are isolated in a long-term care facility.

Clark County has reported 78 total cases, with 15 active cases.

The Lewis County Health Department confirmed five new cases -- one person between 10 and 20, one person between 20 and 30, one person between 30 and 40, one person between 40 and 50 and one person between 70 and 80.

The county has reported 159 cases with 29 active cases.

The Shelby County Health Department reported eight additional cases bringing the county's total to 75. There are 12 active cases.

In Scotland County, two new cases were reported The county has had a total of 34 cases, with four active cases.

The Scotland County R-1 School District also announced Tuesday that one of its students in seventh to 12th grade tested positive for COVID-19 case and will be placed in quarantine. The district said the student was not present at school during their contagious period, so no students or staff were identified as close contacts.

One new positive COVID-19 case was confirmed in Pike County, Mo. The county has reported 301 cases, with 30 active. Four people remain hospitalized.


COVID-19-related deaths


Adams: 10

Brown: 0

Hancock: 3

Pike: 1



Clark: 0

Knox: 1

Lewis: 5

Marion: 14

Monroe: 1

Pike: 5

Ralls: 0

Shelby: 1


Source: County health departments as of Sept. 29.