Gasconade health department

reports two new COVID-19 cases

As of mid-Friday afternoon, the Gasconade County Health Department reported two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

That update now brings the total number of active cases in Gasconade County to nine, with two earlier cases already resolved, for a running total of 11 corona-virus cases so far this year.

"These cases are related to a previous case," the department announced in a Facebook post of the newest confirmations. "Due to quarantine guidelines in place, there are no further contacts to be made. If you have not been contacted by a Health Department staff member, you are not considered a direct contact."

Officials are urging the public to respect the privacy of all individuals in the county who have been affected by COVID-19.

As of mid-day Friday, there have been approximately 692 total COVID-19 tests administered to Gasconade County residents, according to the health department.