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St. Charles County reports 3 new coronavirus cases

The cases were not travel-related, St. Charles County confirmed. These new cases are the first “community-acquired” ones in the county

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.

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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.

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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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