Health Department confirms sixth COVID-19 death in Phelps County

Lori Amos
The Rolla Daily News

The Phelps Maries County Health Department reported that 414 people in Phelps County have tested positive for COVID-19 since the department reported its first case on April 1. The department has confirmed 264 COVID-19 cases in Rolla, 123 cases in St. James, 21 cases in the Newburg area and six cases in the Edgar Springs area. 

The department said it’s monitoring 70 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 health department said a total of 372 people previously quarantined in Phelps County have now been released from isolation. As of 4 p.m. Monday, the department said six people have died from COVID-19, and one person is currently hospitalized.

The department said four deaths related to COVID-19 in Phelps County were confirmed last weekend. 

The department in its update on Monday also reported  that Missouri University of Science and Technology has had a total of 96 positive COVID-19 cases.