The Laclede County Health Department has released the latest number of positive cases of COVID 19 in the County. The overall total now sits at 53-hundred 33 positive cases of covid 19, which includes today’s additional report of 14 new cases. 51-hundred-55 people are considered recovered from the virus, but tragically 131 people from Laclede County have died from complications related to the virus. 8 of the most recent cases were unvaccinated with 2 under the age of 12, and 4 were vaccinated. The Laclede County Health Department encourages everyone to continue to practice frequent handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, avoiding large crowds, and wearing a mask in public.