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