Phelps County COVID-19 confirmed cases rise to 36

Lori Amos
Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

The department reported 29 active cases in the area stating the patients are in quarantine and isolation so there are no locations of potential exposure to report. Seven people previously quarantined have now been released from isolation and one person has been discharged from the hospital. 

The department in its update today said 23 cases in Phelps County, two in Maries County, one in Dent County and one in Pulaski County are epidemiologically linked to the Great Circle COVID-19 Outbreak. The department said specific information regarding individual test results would not be released.