COVID-19 Need-to-Know

Health department officials in Howell County reported an increase of 10 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, bringing the county's cumulative total to 138, with 18 of those cases considered active.

None of the current patients require hospital care. All 10 of the new patients are West Plains area residents and isolating at home under public health guidance, said officials. Eight of the cases are linked to previously known cases, and two are attributed to community spread, officials added. Those at risk of significant exposure have been notified by the health department.

Officials report one potential low-risk community exposure occurred on the morning of July 26, during service at Pomona Christian Church.

Attendees of that service should monitor for symptoms, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure, and include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea.

If symptoms occur, contact a health care provider to arrange testing and take precautions to avoid exposing others.

The Douglas County Health Department in Ava has created a dashboard for those following along with updates regarding coronavirus infections and related data in that county. 

As of Monday, the latest update posted, the county reports 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 probable cases, for a total of 95, 66 of which are considered recovered, and 27 of which are considered active. Two deaths related to the disease have been recorded in the county.


Positive tests: 54,080

10,000+: St. Louis County.

5,000-9,999: Kansas City.

2,500-4,999: Jackson, St. Charles, St. Louis City.

1,000-2,499: Boone, Buchanan, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson.

500-999: Cape Girardeau, Cass, Clay, Franklin, McDonald, Newton.

100-499: Adair, Audrain, Barry, Butler, Callaway, Camden, Christian, Cole, Cooper, Dunklin, Howell, Johnson, Joplin, Laclede, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Miller, Mississippi, Moniteau, New Madrid, Nodaway, Pemiscot, Pettis, Platte, Polk, Pulaski, Ray, Saline, Scott, St. Francois, Stoddard, Sullivan, Taney, Warren, Webster.

50-99: Andrew, Barton, Benton, Bollinger, Carroll, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, Douglas, Gentry, Harrison, Henry, Livingston, Macon, Morgan, Phelps, Pike, Randolph, Stone, Washington, Wright.

25-49: Bates, Caldwell, Cedar, DeKalb, Grundy, Howard, Lewis, Linn, Montgomery, Osage, Ralls, Ripley, Shannon, Shelby, Ste. Genevieve, Texas, Vernon, Wayne.

10-24: Atchison, Carter, Chariton, Clark, Dade, Daviess, Gasconade, Hickory, Iron, Knox, Madison, Maries, Monroe, Oregon, Putnam, Reynolds, Scotland, St. Clair.

Deaths: 1,266.


Positive tests: 44,597

5,000-7,499: Washington.

2,500-4,999: Benton, Pulaski.

1,000-2,499: Craighead, Crittenden, Faulkner, Hot Spring, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pope, Sebastian, St. Francis, Yell.

500-999: Chicot, Crawford, Garland, Johnson, Lee, Mississippi, Saline, Sevier.

100-499: Arkansas, Ashley, Boone, Bradley, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Columbia, Conway, Cross, Desha, Drew, Franklin, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Howard, Independence, Lawrence, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Miller, Nevada, Phillips, Poinsett, Polk, Randolph, Sharp, Union, White.

50-99: Baxter, Cleveland, Dallas, Jackson, Monroe, Newton, Ouachita, Pike, Prairie, Stone, Van Buren.

25-49: Fulton, Izard, Lafayette, Montgomery, Perry, Scott, Searcy.

10-24: Calhoun, Marion, Woodruff.

Deaths: 475.

Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Arkansas Department of Health.


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