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Franklin County COVID-19 cases

The county recently hired contact tracers to help find testing resources and minimize the virus impact

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. — Franklin County has a total of 14 active confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There have also been 111 confirmed cases of recovery as of June 3. There have been 17 deaths since the pandemic began.

Recently, the county hired contact tracers to help find testing resources and minimize the virus impact, according to a press release.

Of the active cases, 9 of them are at a skilled nursing home facility.  

This is the breakdown by municipality, ZIP code, gender and ages that the county furnished on June 3:

Credit: Franklin County
Franklin Co COVID-19 June 3

"As you will see there is a significant jump in cases in Washington," Franklin County Health Department Director Angie Hitson said in a previous statement. "The majority of these cases are contained within a specific population and location. The increase in cases in Washington does not mean that the city itself is less safe than another city within or outside of our county.

"The idea that the general public can stay away from “this place” or “that place” is not relevant," Hitson said. "There is no place to stay away from. You are at risk every time you leave your home. This is why social distancing and staying home are so important for you, for your family and for the most vulnerable in our community."

On April 27, Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker announced the Missouri State Treasurer's Office has allotted approximately $11-12 million from the federal CARES Act to aid in Franklin County's coronavirus response. The county should have the funding by May 6.

"The Commission along with the Franklin County Health Director and regional Health officials are constantly evaluating testing utilization and best practices to protect residents, and give consumers and business owners confidence and peace of mind," Brinker said.

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