The Laclede County Health Department has received notification of 7 additional positive cases of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Laclede County, bringing today’s number of active cases to 40, with 1 death, and 108 recovered. Several close contacts of those positive cases are being monitored. According to the Health Department with the current community illness spread, any public activity should be considered a potential exposure risk, and all precautions should be taken.