coronavirus

The Jefferson County Health Department reported three more confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in the county this evening (March 25), bringing the total to seven positive cases.

The new cases include a male in his 50s, a female in her 20s and a female in her 30s, according to a written statement from the Health Department.

Two of the cases are travel-related, and the other is under investigation, the report said.

Brianne Zwiener, communications specialist with the Health Department, said the agency will not report where the patients with the positive tests live.

“Our Public Health Preparedness team has begun contact investigations and notifications regarding these cases. Those identified as coming into contact with the positive case will be notified individually,” the Health Department reported.

A total of 21 county residents have tested negative for the virus, and 24 test results are pending, according to a social media post by the Health Department.

The first three confirmed cases in the county were announced Monday night (March 23) during the Jefferson County Council meeting, which was held over the phone.

Those positive results were for a man in his 60s, a woman in her 60s and a woman in her 70s.

The fourth case was announced Tuesday night (March 24). That case is a female between 10 to 20 years old, and it is travel-related. That person has been in isolation with her family since returning from travel, according to the Health Department.

As of today, Missouri had 256 positive cases and eight deaths from the coronavirus, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Anyone who shows coronavirus symptoms or who has questions should call the Missouri State Hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Mercy Clinical Support Line at 314-251-0500. For more information about COVID-19, go to jeffcohealth.org/coronavirus-covid19.

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