Health Department confirms 20 new COVID-19 cases, 7 hospitalized in Phelps County

Lori Amos
The Rolla Daily News

The Phelps Maries County Health Department reported Monday 20 newly diagnosed cases of Phelps County residents with COVID-19 since Thursday, raising the county's total to 792 known cases. 

County health officials said they are monitoring 108 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. 

Since the first COVID-19 case was reported in Phelps County on April 1, the department has confirmed 507 cases in Rolla, 224 cases in St. James, 44 cases in the Newburg area and 17 cases in the Edgar Springs area.

The department reported that 719 people previously quarantined in Phelps County have now been released from isolation.

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