Howell County Health Department officials announce a 39th county resident has tested positive for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
The patient, a West Plains resident, has been epidemically linked to a previously identified case in the same city, said officials. Because the individual was already in isolation at home, community exposure is not a concern, they added.
One week ago, 34 cases were reported in the county; the 39th case represents a 15% seven-day increase.
No deaths relating to COVID-19 have been recorded in the county, and three patients have been hospitalized. Of those confirmed to have the virus, 28 are no longer required to isolate and 11 are in isolation.
On Monday, the Douglas County Health Department reported a fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in that county.
No public exposure has been identified regarding the new case, said officials; investigation is ongoing and updates will be made if public risks are identified.
Of the five confirmed to have the virus, three are out of isolation and two are currently in isolation, including the newest patient, who is at home, they added.
Wright County health officials on Sunday reported the county's first new case in several weeks, making 15 total patients confirmed to have the virus in that county.
No public exposure has been identified, and investigation is ongoing, said officials, noting that updates will be given if public risk is found. The new patient is isolating at home, they added, and all previous patients are no longer required to isolate.
Positive tests: 21,551
5,000-7,500: St. Louis County.
1,000-4,999: Jackson, Kansas City, St. Charles, St. Louis City.
500-999: Buchanan, McDonald.
100-499: Audrain, Boone, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Cass, Clay, Franklin, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Joplin, Newton, Pemiscot, Pettis, Platte, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, St. Francois, Stoddard.
50-99: Adair, Andrew, Barry, Camden, Cole, Dunklin, Gentry, Lafayette, Lincoln, Mississippi, Moniteau, Taney.
25-49: Barton, Callaway, Christian, Clinton, Howell, Laclede, Lawrence, New Madrid, Phelps, Pike, Ray, Warren, Webster.
10-24: Bates, Benton, Bollinger, Carroll, Cooper, Crawford, Dallas, DeKalb, Gasconade, Grundy, Harrison, Henry, Linn, Livingston, Marion, Miller, Montgomery, Morgan, Nodaway, Polk, Randolph, Ripley, Scotland, Ste. Genevieve, Stone, Vernon, Washington, Wright.
No cases reported: Hickory.
Positive tests: 20,777
1,000-4,999: Benton, Lincoln, Pulaski, Washington.
500-999: Crittenden, Jefferson, Lee, Sevier, St. Francis, Yell.
100-499: Carroll, Chicot, Craighead, Crawford, Faulkner, Garland, Greene, Hot Spring, Johnson, Lonoke, Madison, Miller, Mississippi, Nevada, Phillips, Pope, Saline, Sebastian, Union.
50-99: Ashley, Bradley, Clark, Cleburne, Columbia, Conway, Cross, Drew, Hempstead, Howard, Independence, Lawrence, Poinsett, Polk, Sharp, White.
25-49: Arkansas, Boone, Cleveland, Desha, Grant, Jackson, Little River, Logan, Perry, Randolph, Van Buren.
10-24: Baxter, Dallas, Franklin, Fulton, Izard, Lafayette, Monroe, Ouachita, Prairie, Scott, Stone.
No cases reported: Calhoun.Source: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Arkansas Department of Health.