FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — The Franklin County Health Department confirmed four positive cases of COVID-19 in the county on Tuesday.

On Monday, the county announced its first case.  

The patient is a woman in her 50s who is at home in isolation, Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker confirmed in an email. It’s not yet known how she contracted the virus. The woman has been in isolation since her symptoms began.

The county health department was notified of the case Monday. County health officials are working to determine who the woman might have come into contact with before she tested positive.

The Franklin County Health Department is expecting to see more cases as the virus spreads throughout the St. Louis area.

“We want to again remind the public that we can all do our part to limit the spread of illness by following public health guidance on social distancing, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and staying home while sick,” Brinker said.

Also Tuesday, dine-in options in Franklin County are suspended until April 17.

Restaurants and bars will only be allowed to have carryout, curbside pick up or delivery options.

The county also closed places of public accommodation such as golf courses, movie theaters and gyms.

Franklin County residents with questions about COVID-19 should call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ 24-hour hotline at 1-877-435-8411.

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