The Pulaski County Health Center released that a Pulaski County resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 died Tuesday night, and confirmed two new positive cases of coronavirus on Thursday.
The health center urges people to continue to follow current social distancing orders to help protect the community, stating today that the two new cases are travel related and are in the same household.
The health center has confirmed 10 positive COVID-19 cases in Pulaski County as of Thursday. Three people have recovered after testing positive, the health center said.
“Stay home if you can. If you are working, go to work and go home. Be sure you are working at a safe distance from co-workers. If you need groceries or other household necessities, get what you need and then go home. Enjoy the outdoors on your own property and don’t invite over the entire block,” the health center said in a Facebook post today.
On Monday, Rolla City Administrator John Butz said that there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Phelps County. As of March 25, Phelps County did have one patient in quarantine that moved into unincorporated Phelps County and originated from the Springfield Greene County area.
There has since been one case out of Maries County who was tested at the hospital and is back in Maries County — all under quarantine, Butz said.
The Phelps Maries County Health Department, on Wednesday, released that a second case was identified in Maries County. The test result was inconclusive, meaning neither positive or negative. "A retest has been done. This individual is being treated as if positive until confirmatory test results return in the next 24-48 hours," the health center stated.
Meanwhile, the Gasconade County Health Department has confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 for the county on Tuesday.
The case was not travel related, the Gasconade County Health Department said in a release.