The Phelps Maries County Health Department reported Thursday 22 newly diagnosed cases of Phelps County residents with COVID-19 since Tuesday, raising the county’s total to 772 known cases.

County health officials said they are monitoring 146 active cases in Phelps County, which considers residents who have an active COVID-19 infection detected by a polymerase chain reaction test or antigen test. 

The department reported that 660 people previously quarantined in Phelps County have now been released from isolation. 

As of 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the department said 19 people have died from COVID-19, and there are eight people currently hospitalized. The department has confirmed 17 deaths in St. James, one death in Rolla and one death in the Newburg area.