The Pulaski County Health Department in Crocker has released the latest weekly figures for Covid-19 cases in the county. Since last Monday, that number has increased by 144 positive test results. Year to date, there has been an aggregate total of 800 confirmed test results. 5 individuals are currently hospitalized with coronavirus. There are now 7 deaths attributed to the disease, 3 deaths since last week. The Health Department computes that there are 459 active cases currently, as well as 5,155 Negative PCR tests. The current locations of Active Outbreaks include Walmart in St. Robert, Lowes in St. Robert, LifeCare Center in Waynesville, EDP-a Fort Wood contractor, Piney Ridge Center in Waynesville, the Dixon School District, the Waynesville School District, and Dixon Nursing and Rehab. All listed outbreak locations are working with local and/or state health department to isolate cases and slow and stop the spread. Individuals who are identified as close contact with a confirmed positive case will be notified. The definition of an outbreak would mean that 2 or more individuals in the same building–staff, resident, or student–become positive. Long term care facilities are considered an outbreak when 1 staff member or resident becomes positive. Therefore, the outbreak does not necessarily indicate that there are a large number of positive cases at all of these locations. Free drive-thru testing is provided in Pulaski County by Central Ozarks Medical Center each Wednesday, from 5 pm – 7 pm. You can also obtain testing through Mercy-St. Robert, Phelps Health, and other healthcare providers. A free drive-thru testing clinic is being planned for September 19th in the parking lot of Waynesville Medical Plaza from 8 am-4 pm.