The Phelps Maries County Health Department is currently monitoring a positive case of coronavirus that is now present in Phelps County; but, the department said the case is an individual who does not typically reside in the area. 

“While Phelps and Maries Counties continue to have no confirmed positive COVID-19 cases designated to our area by DHSS, we are acknowledging that we are currently monitoring a positive case of COVID-19 that is currently present in our area but does not typically reside here,” the health department said in a Facebook post on Tuesday. 

The department said staff conducted a lengthy interview process as well as contact tracing with the individual and another county and determined there is no further risk for exposure to the community. 

The health department is now monitoring the individual and their household members. The department said they are not releasing any further information at this time.