There has been a surge in deaths from COVID 19 in Laclede County. Regional Radios Mike Morris has more:

Laclede County has reported over 1697 cases of the COVID 19 virus.

Lake Regional Health System is reporting they are averaging around 150 Covid 19 tests a day, and because more people are feeling sick or have been exposed testing continues to rise.
New cases of COVID-19 are increasing in every state, and hospitalizations are on the rise. Mid-Missouri is following the national trend. Locally, COVID numbers are now higher than they have ever been following a summer season when positivity rates and inpatient admissions were more manageable. Lake Regional Hospital CEO Dane W. Henry

According to Lake Regional, as health care providers prepare to meet this surge in demand for COVID-19 testing and treatment, along with flu season, it is important for area residents to stay informed and to take precautions to protect their health.