Saturday 6th March 2021

The number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in the KMMO listening area.
In Saline County, the Health Department reported on Friday, a total of 332 cases of the virus with only 47 active. There have been 280 persons released from observation, two persons remain hospitalized and there have been five deaths related to the virus in Saline County.
As of Saturday, the number of confirmed positive cases of the virus in Carroll County stands at 49 with 38 still active and 11 persons have been released from observation.
In Chariton County, there have been a total of six positive cases confirmed.
In Cooper County, the total number of cases of COVID-18 reported by the Cooper County Health Department was 28 with 15 active cases and 13 persons recovered, according to the CDC guidelines.
The Howard County Health Department reported a total of six positive cases of the virus with only one active case, as of Saturday, and five persons have been released from observation.
On Friday, Johnson County Community Health Services reported the second death in the county related to the virus. The Johnson County resident’s death occurred early Friday at a local, long-term care facility. There are currently 237 total cases of the virus in Johnson County with 141 active and 96 recovered.
In Lafayette County, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 was up to 108. There are only 18 active cases in Lafayette County, 87 persons have recovered, according to CDC guidelines and there has been a total of three deaths related to the virus.
The Pettis County Health Department reported a total of 154 cases of COVID-19 with 35 active, 118 recovered and two persons remain hospitalized due to the virus.
Some people who contract COVID-19 experience mild to no symptoms, but we are still seeing positive cases that are very sick with many symptoms that could cause lasting effects. As positive case numbers and numbers of those exposed rise, residents are being asked to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene for other’s safety as well as your own.