New Area COVID-19 Cases Reported Including One That Attended Branson High School Graduation

by: Scott McCaulley

Another surge of COVID-19 numbers is reported by the Taney County Health Department Thursday.

The updated numbers posted on the Department’s Facebook Page late Thursday afternoon now lists 417 confirmed cases, 110 recovered, with 136 pending.

The post goes on to state that 7,764 Taney County residents have been tested.

Meanwhile, Branson Public School Communication Director Brenda Romine has confirmed to Ozarks First that the TCHD has notified them that an attendee at last Saturday’s Branson High School Graduation Ceremony has tested positive for COVID-19.

As with all confirmed cases, close contacts of that individual are being notified of their possible exposure.

In Stone County, another surge of cases has been reported. In a Facebook Post Thursday by the Stone County Health Department, 19 new cases were reported bringing the county’s total up to 129. 78 of those have recovered. 50 cases remain active.

In other Lakes Area Missouri Counties, the Barry County Health Department reports the county total is up to 245 cases with 49 active and 194 recovered while the Ozark County Health Department late Thrusday afternoon reported its 10th case of COVID-19.

The current numbers from Arkansas as reported by the State Health Department include 193 total cases in Boone County, with 71 active and 121 recovered while Carroll County’s number of total cases is now at 350 but only 27 are currently active with 316 recoveries.

In other area counties, Newton County the total number of cases now has reached 102  with 39 still active and 57 recovered. For Marion County, the numbers are 25 total cases with 6 active and 19 recovered while in Searcy County, the numbers are 28 total, 3 active, 25 recovered.

Four area counties, Barry, Carroll, Newton, and Taney each have reported additional deaths this week due to COVID-19 bringing the total in the region to 22.



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