Missouri confirmed cases of COVID-19 increases to 47

Friday, March 20, 2020

The following information is provided by the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services:

As of 9:05 a.m., Friday, March 20, there are now 47 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) in the state of Missouri. Of the 395 patients tested at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory and Center for Disease Control (CDC), 369 of those tests were negative and 26 were positive. There has been one death in Boone County. The remainder of the confirmed cases were tested by a commercial or other laboratory.

Cases by County

Boone — 3

Cass — 3

Christian — 2

Cole — 2

Greene — 6

Henry — 1

Jackson — 3

Kansas City — 7

Pulaski — 1

Scott — 1

St. Charles — 1

St. Louis City — 5

St. Louis County — 9

To Be Determined — 3

Labs are required by the Missouri Code of State Regulations to immediately report positive COVID-19 test results. It is important to note that results received from these labs are from patient samples taken over a period of time due to potential testing backlogs. As commercial labs increase their capacity for testing, we will continue to receive results from them requiring immediate verification of patient data for each result. Prompt efforts to protect the public’s health depends on this verification. Patient data from commercial labs is preliminary and subject to change following initial public health involvement.

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