The Laclede County Health Department has received notification of eleven additional positive laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Laclede County. The total count in the county now stands at 69. 36 cases are being monitored. Due to the increasing number of cases on a daily basis; at this point forward, the Laclede County Health Department will no longer be listing specific public location exposure sites. It should be understood that at this point, any public activity should be considered a potential exposure risk, and all precautions need to be taken for your personal protection.

Case 59 – 61 – Symptomatic, Exposure, out of state travel, household contact to a positive case:

Case 62 – Symptomatic, exposure at Camp Niangua.

Case 63 – Not Symptomatic, with contact to a positive case.

Case 64 – Symptomatic with exposure at Lebanon First Assembly of God Church.

Case 65 – Symptomatic with exposure at Lebanon First Assembly of God Church.

Case 66 – Symptomatic with no known public exposure.

Case 67 – Not Symptomatic, no known public exposure. This individual has been identified as an employee or resident in a long term
residential care facility. All staff, residents, and family contacts have been notified. The facility is working with long term care regulation to monitor and address the situation.

Case 68 – Symptomatic with exposure at Lebanon Graduation Events.

Case 69 – Symptomatic with out of state travel.

Baker says numbers in the county have been growing rapidly:

She says there has been a change in reporting:

Baker urges fairgoers to take precautions:

Even though there has been a bit of a change in reporting cases, Baker assures Laclede County residents that each case is being aggressively investigated: