Wednesday 3rd March 2021

The Saline County Health Department has reported another Saline County resident has died due to complications related to COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 12. According to the health department the resident was a female in her 70’s.

In addition to the latest death, three new cases were confirmed and five additional recoveries were confirmed on Tuesday. To date, there have been 710 positive cases confirmed in Saline County. There are 609 cases that have been classified as recovered, and three people remain hospitalized, leaving 89 active cases. These numbers are based on case management provided by the Saline County Health Department Staff.

Carroll County Health Department reported six new cases of the virus on Tuesday. To date, there have been 121 cases confirmed in Carroll County. With 109 cases released from observation, and one COVID-19 related death, there are currently 11 active cases remaining.

In Cooper County, there were 20 newly diagnosed cases of the virus, bringing the total to 408 cases. As of Tuesday afternoon, 348 people have been released from observation, there have been three deaths related to the virus and 57 cases remain active.

The Johnson County Health Department confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 105 recoveries added to their numbers on Tuesday. To date, there have been 1,103 cases of the virus reported in the county. With 801 recovered, and three deaths, there are 299 active cases.

Ten new cases of COVID-19 and 25 recoveries were reported in Lafayette County on Tuesday. According to the Lafayette County Health Department these new cases raise the total to 464 positive cases reported in the county. With 312 recovered cases, and a total of eight deaths, there are 144 active cases. About 20% of the county population has been tested.

In Pettis County, there were 31 new cases reported by the health department on Tuesday. According to the health department 16 people were added to the number of recoveries. To date, there have been 16 deaths in the county and three people remain hospitalized.

As of 6 p.m. on Tuesday, there were no updates available from Cooper and Howard counties.