Health Department currently monitoring positive COVID-19 cases at multiple area schools

Lori Amos
Signage in Rolla on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Phelps Maries County Health Department reported a total of 386 people in Phelps County have tested positive for COVID-19 since late March, with 251 of the COVID-19 cases confirmed in Rolla. 

The department said its monitoring 82 active cases in Phelps County, which takes into account residents who have an active COVID-19 infection detected by a polymerase chain reaction test or antigen test. 

The health department said a total of 336 people previously quarantined in Phelps County have now been released from isolation. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, the department said two people have died from COVID-19 and there is one person currently hospitalized.