COVID-19 Testing Reported to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
As of 9:05 a.m. CT, March 20
As commercial testing capacities increase, the coordination of patient and associated contact investigations is paramount to preventing and mitigating the spread of the virus. While performing public health priority activities, including notifying the patient, raising awareness among our communities is valuable. We will provide data as it is available, verified and pertinent.
Confirmed cases in Missouri: 47
Patients Tested at Missouri State Public Health Laboratory and CDC*
|Deaths||1 (Boone County)|
|Total Patients Tested||395|
Labs are required by the Missouri Code of State Regulations to immediately report positive COVID-19 test results. It is important to note that results received from these labs are from patient samples taken over a period of time due to potential testing backlogs. As commercial labs increase their capacity for testing, we will continue to receive results from them requiring immediate verification of patient data for each result. Prompt efforts to protect the public’s health depends on this verification. Patient data from commercial labs is preliminary and subject to change following initial public health involvement.