There have been 640 Franklin County residents test positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, Aug. 10, according to numbers released by the county. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services …
There have been 640 Franklin County residents test positive for COVID-19 as of Monday, Aug. 10, according to numbers released by the county. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services listed a total of 642. Seven days prior, Aug. 4, the count stood at 549. The current number reflects an adjustment made by the county when it removed four cases from the record.
In the same time period, the county reported 44 recovered cases. To date, there have been 463 recorded recoveries.
The number of cases in long-term care facilities had been holding steady for several weeks at eight. On Friday, Aug. 7, the number declined to two where it remains.
That leaves 157 cases throughout the county.
A week ago, four county residents were hospitalized with the virus. That number has risen to seven.
On Friday, Aug. 7, a 63-year-old Gerald man tested positive. It is believed that he and a 65-year-old man are the only two active cases in the Gerald area.
A 54-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl from Beaufort were added as positive cases Saturday, Aug. 8. A 37-year-old woman from Beaufort, who tested positive on July 27 is also still considered an active case.
These five cases are the only ones listed in the Gerald/Leslie/Beaufort column of county cases.
Friday afternoon, the Gasconade County R-2 School District sent an alert noting two staff members had been exposed to the virus. A letter attached to the alert noted that two staff members and a student at Owensville Middle School had been exposed to the virus, but had no symptoms. They were instructed to isolate at home.
Jared Tharp, principal at GES, said a pool of volunteer teachers was used to recruit replacements for the staff members.
Across the state, positive cases rose by 6,855 to a total of 60,935. Deaths increased by 46 for a total of 1,312.