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Three New "Presumed-Positive" COVID-19 Cases In Cape County

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The most recent release from the Cape County Health Department reports an overall total of 9 presumed positive COVID-19 cases in the region, 5 of which are in Cape County-- presumed positive by a commercial or other laboratory. One is listed as ‘recovered’.

Three new positive cases were diagnosed at St. Francis Medical Center with a total of 248 tests administered, and 105 negative tests.

Southeast Hospital has not diagnosed any new cases, but one case is still an inpatient. To-date, the hospital has tested 78, with 26 showing a negative result.

Cross Trails Medical Clinic has administered 30 tests, with no positive cases, and 4 returned as negatives.

Other Cape County providers have reported 5 positive cases. The Cape Girardeau County Department of Public Health has been offering updates on a daily basis. 


On Friday afternoon, the county commission, the city mayors of both Cape Girardeau and Jackson, along with the Cape Girardeau County Health Department, issued a Public Health Emergency Proclamation. 


In the proclamation, residents were urged to limit public exposure; limit gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer; and implement personal protective measures such as staying home when ill and washing hands frequently. It also orders residents to avoid non-essential travel, and actively engage in social distancing staying at least 6 feet from others.

The Coronavirus Community Nurse Hotline will remain staffed from 7 am to 5 pm, seven days a week, with screening for anyone who thinks they have been exposed to COVID-19. To seek a test, call the screening hotline at 573-331-4200.


John is a proud 2006 Alum of Southeast Missouri State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication – Radio option, with a minor in Management. He has been a life-long listener of KRCU Public Radio, but began his radio career as a student DJ on Rage 103.7 KDMC-LP in 2003.