Health Department confirms 19th COVID-19 death in Phelps County

Lori Amos
The Rolla Daily News

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.