ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Three additional people have tested positive for COVID-19 in St. Charles County. That doubles the total number of cases in the county to six people, according to the St. Charles County coronavirus webpage. The state also confirmed its first COVID-19 death.
The three new residents are a man in his 70s, a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 80s.
The cases were not travel-related, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health confirmed. These new cases are the first “community-acquired” ones in the county.
“These community-acquired cases highlight the extreme importance of social distancing,” the health department wrote in a news release Monday.
According to the county health department, a person who works at the Circle K location on the 3700 block of Elm tested positive for COVID-19. The store closed voluntarily as a precaution and the county health department is investigating possible contacts the employee might have made.
Residents who show symptoms or have questions should call the St. Charles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information Hotline at 636-949-1899, which operates daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health has more resources and continuous updates on its website here.
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